30 July 2007

Opus International Consultants and Contractor, Nuttall John Martin, hosted an event, following completion of a replacement deck at the RFCA HMS President on the River Thames.

Downstream from St Katharine’s Dock, with its spectacular views of Tower Bridge on the Thames, HMS President is used for both Ministry of Defence training and corporate entertaining. Following the removal of the old deck, the project centred on its replacement with a stylish sustainable hardwood timber deck, complimented by bespoke stainless-steel handrails.

The latest project for the RFCA (The Reserve Forces and Cadet Association) Greater London represents another piece of work that Opus has undertaken on this stretch of the River Thames. Earlier, in 2004, Opus designed a new pontoon at HMS President, constructed in Holland and towed by tug to its position on The Thames.

Further work undertaken includes the deck at Sugar Quay, and the underwater inspections of London Bridges on the Thames, carried out by diving engineers of Opus’ subsidiary, Sub-Surface Engineering Ltd. Opus is developing its design for Hermitage Community Mooring, located downstream of HMS President.

The event was attended by past and present clients of the industry. Opus’ clients in its other sectors had the opportunity to enjoy the completed Maritime project.