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Brexit, Scheldemond and filming – it’s a busy start to 2017 for Livett’s!

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The new year has started just as the last one ended – with Livett’s hard at work all over the River Thames.

We’ve assisted on a range of diverse projects in the last few weeks, particularly revolving around civil engineering work and filming jobs, with each providing their own unique challenges.

Here’s a brief summary of our recent works:

Putney slipway

The Scheldemond has been assisting with the build of a temporary slipway in Putney, working with the tides to ensure the deadlines are met.

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Her onboard HIAB crane has been used to deliver concrete blocks delivered via Bennett’s lea barges Patricia Brent and Tidy Thames IV. The Scheldemond has been able to unload up to 100 tonnes of blocks in three hours onto the foreshore at Putney as works progress.

Brexit on the Thames

Luxury Livett’s vessels Edwardian and Equity assisted a major British newspaper with a Brexit campaign outside of the Houses of Parliament by Westminster Bridge.

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The Equity was used as a camera boat to capture the activities on the Edwardian as best as possible as a giant Article 50 was put on display for onlookers. To see pictures and video from the event, click here.

First feature film of 2017

Livett’s first major feature filming of the year took place at the weekend, as we assisted with an American production in London’s Royal Docks.

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Thames Vixen was used as an action boat for a sequence that took place within the Royal Albert Dock. On top of the vessel’s usage, Livett’s helped to provide all marine support for the shoot, ensuring it ran smoothly on the day.

This is the first of some very exciting filming projects on the horizon in 2017, so stay tuned for further updates about these throughout the year.

Woolwich Arsenal pier extension

Our pontoon Dart has been hired by CNP Thames Ltd to help with the pier extension works at Woolwich Arsenal.

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Carrying a 135 tonne crawler crane, Dart was spud-legged into position in North Woolwich for almost two weeks while piles were driven into the riverbed.

With works now complete, Dart is once again available for hire – please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more about hiring her.


For more information about the services and vessels we offer, please feel free to explore our website – and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries.


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