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Teddington lock closure winter 2020 18 Oct 2021 10:59 #126332

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Still really confused. Their planned lock closures document states “Lock hydraulic upgrade to lock site operating system to improve resilience. More site specific detail to follow after our tendering process is complete” for quite a few locks, all of which have planned closure dates 1 novv to 31 march. So, the work on each lock will take less than a week on each? But they are saying just 2 weeks in advance of the closure date of 1 nov that it’s going to take 6 months for each lock.

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Teddington lock closure winter 2020 17 Oct 2021 22:01 #126327

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Correct.

But - EA include in their wok programme two years ago expenditure on customer operation controls of the Halcyon design for Teddington launch lock including customer power.

This was challenged at the time but they still went ahead.

It is not to the latest spec and is thus being updated.

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Teddington lock closure winter 2020 17 Oct 2021 21:44 #126326

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I’m confused . I thought Teddington was operated by EA, Not customers, or am I missing something?

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Teddington lock closure winter 2020 17 Oct 2021 14:05 #126317

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Hello Tim,

The work at Teddington is on the hydraulic controls of the launch lock and should be less than a week's work (it is also non-essential as the lock is EA operated and the changes are to make the controls more resilient for customer operation). No reason for this to affect the barge lock - and certainly not at the same time.

Peter Collins 'Senior Specialist' responsible for Sunbury is due to contact me next week - I'll tack a question about Sunbury and the other hydraulic lock upgrades.

Please note my report from TNUF where the same manager gave reassurance that as work will stop over Christmas and New Year they will ask contractors to leave closed locks in a usable condition if possible (as they used to years ago!)
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Teddington lock closure winter 2020 17 Oct 2021 13:26 #126315

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EA have said Teddington lock will be shut over the winter, but not actually given any dates. Does anyone know whether both the locks there will be shut, effectively closing the navigation?

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