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A FAIR DEAL

Crumbling concrete and rotting steel is being cut and repaired in a £1.8M maritime refurbishment project near Dover. Contractor John Martin Construction is carrying out repairs to the 48 year old Deal Pier which will see exposed pier supports cut away and the rusted steel skeleton treated, before a new steel fibre concrete skin is applied. Limpet dams are being used to enable workers to get to the piers' bases - around 10m beneath the surface.

Jack-up barges provide a working surface for the intricate repair work. A steel gantry enables workers to access longitudinal beams beneath the deck. Client for the works is Dover District Council.

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