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continued from previous page       and distribution centre will support the
         products, which is an ambition that we   relocation and further development of
         support as we look to ensure they reach   Dover’s cargo business. The DWDR proj-
         their full potential.”             ect will also create greater space within
                                            the  Eastern  Docks  for  ferry  traffic  and
         Rope and Sling Supplies            employment opportunities.
         lifting gear for Dover               Steve Hutin, Managing Director at
         Revival                            RSS,  said: “The order is another ex-
           Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has   ample of us  meeting the demands of
         supplied lifting and rigging equipment   a major project by combining our in-
         to the Dover Western Docks  Revival   house  manufactured wire  rope slings
         (DWDR) project on the Kent, UK coast.   with other below-the-hook  equipment
         The order, which  included a 100t  ca-  sourced  from the industry’s leading
         pacity Modulift spreader beam, is re-  suppliers.  We relish  the opportunity
         ported to be worth approx. £120k.  to deliver such scale to the port and its
           RSS supplied the equipment to    principal contractor [VSBW].”
         VolkerBrooks  (formerly  Humby and   RSS is a preferred supplier of Volker-
         Brooks),  part of VolkerStevin,  which   Brooks and honors a myriad of product
         is one half of the VSBW joint venture   and service commitments nationally.
         with Boskalis Westminster, respon-  Personnel are already familiar with the
         sible for delivery of the marine struc-  worksite having conducted six-monthly
         tures and bridge contract for the land-  Lifting Operations and Lifting Equip-  Washington Chain is getting “greener” with
         mark development.                  ment Regulations (LOLER) tests as   eco-friendly, recycled plastics
           With a contract value of £115m, the   part of a larger service-related contract   portunity to work with Bedford Technolo-
         construction stage will include the de-  with the company across 26 live sites.  gy LLC in this important class of product.
         sign and build of two new berths, in-  However, the DWDR contract was   This demonstrates that WCS will aggres-
         cluding quay walls and land reclama-  won via a competitive tender given the   sively seek to grow its business through
         tion; a new marina pier; the marina   quantities of equipment required, Hu-  new products and product lines. Further-
         curve;  navigation channel  and new   tin  explained, including  lever  hoists,   more, WCS will compete in a manner that
         lock  gates;  bascule  bridge and capital   fibre slings, chain blocks, man baskets,   is healthy, clean & green for the benefit
         dredging work.  VSBW  recently  pre-  shackles, and more. The highest capac-
         pared the harbour for piling and land   ity piece of equipment was the MOD
         reclamation work.                  70H spreader  beam from  Modulift,
           Upon  completion,  DWDR  will  give   which can lift up to 100t at 8.5m / 28 ft.
         Dover a transformed waterfront with a   Hutin  concluded:  “In addition to
         new marina pier and curve to attract a   our  existing  partnership  with  Volk-
         host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants   erBrooks, we hope to forge an equally
         with the unique backdrop of the harbour,   strong bond with the VSBW joint ven-
         cliffs and castle. A new cargo terminal   ture as they look to complete a project
                                            that will create a true legacy for Dover
                                            and the surrounding area. It’s exciting
                                            that our lifting gear will be pivotal to
                                            this national success story.”
                                              For more information, visit the RSS
                                            website: www.rssgroup.co.uk

                                            Washington Chain is getting
                                            “greener” with eco-friendly,
                                            recycled plastics
                                            Washington Chain announces
                                            Bedford Technology distributorship
                                            for Pacific Northwest
                                              Marine and Industrial Rigging special-
                                            ist, Washington  Chain  &  Supply, Inc.
                                            (WCS) President Gabriel Benavidez has
                                            announced that WCS has been awarded
                                            a distributorship by Bedford Technology
                                            LLC as the exclusive Pacific Northwest
                                            distributor for Bedford’s engineered com-
                                            posite construction materials, made from
                                            recycled plastics. The distribution terri-
                                            tory ranges from the Oregon/California
                                            border through Alaska and includes the
  Work is underway at the Dover Western
  Docks Revival project in Kent, UK.        Western Canadian provinces.
                                              Mr. Benavidez continued: “Washington
                                            Chain & Supply is pleased with the op-
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