There is lots of activity going on. They have started putting some guide pilings in. There as been a lot of sorting out of steel girders. They have been painting 1m marks on a few of them – obviously to get a good level across the quay. First off, they dropped one girder in and established the depth to the bottom – it seems that this is about 4m. They then took a much longer girder and drove that into the bed for a long way. The pile driver is electrically driven rather than using a dropping weight so it is nowhere near as noisy as I expected. All you get is a quiet electrical force sound as the girder moves in. They have also constructed a girder framework on the left hand end of the quay – to what end it is not apparent! We shall watch this with interest. As there are loads of photos, I will put together an album in my Flickr account. Here is the current state of play.
here is the current Flickr Album: