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Constructex have completed the installation of a new Boat Hoist at Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight.

The boat hoist structure will provide Wight Shipyard with the ability to lift vessels  to 260 tonnes.

Constructex was Principal Contractor for the works. The designers for the project were Beckett Rankine. Knights Brown installed the supporting piles.

The primary hoist beams were designed as precast sections with an in-situ concrete fill. Constructex designed temporary steel brackets which supported the precast sections in the temporary case and the wet concrete.

Additional ground works which included strengthening of the existing sheet pile wall were completed to allow the hoist crane to travel off the hoist beams.

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