Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI)

RoDMA’s largest operational event Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) successfully took place 6-15 September 2019 at Excel Exhibition Centre. This operation required a high level of safety and navigational planning. The docks successfully received 8 warships and 20+ small military...

RoDMA 3 the new addition to our services

In July 2019 RoDMA purchased a 34m x 10m pier pontoon. The pontoon recently supported the Wishful pyrotechnics event in Pontoon Dock and completed its first hire on the Thames in October with GPS Marine. RoDMA 3 is available for hire now. Interested please call us on 0207 511 5086 or email: info@londonsroyaldocks.com   ...

Demobilsation of P1 barge

The Royal Docks are fully operational and RoDMA work continually with business partners on various projects. RoDMA recently worked with Bam Nuttall on the demobilisation of its P1 barge for the London City Airport expansion. The video shows one span of the Bascule Bridge lifted while the P1 barge was being demobilised.   ...

London’s Royal Docks and London Open House 2019

As part of Open House London 2019, we are excited to offer a unique opportunity to take a tour around the Royal Docks Impound Station. A member of our Marine Team will be on hand to answer any questions. The station will be open Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019 10am – 4pm Age restriction of 16+ years due to health & safety reasons. Please note: Refreshments will not be available. Open House London...

Update on RVD Footbridge – August 2019

The Royal Victoria Dock (RVD) Footbridge is a high-level bridge which bisects RVD and provides a route from Excel (close to the DLR Custom House Station) over to Britannia Village. It had two lifts that were installed at each end of the bridge.  These lifts were poorly designed for the situation.  The top of the lifts are open to the elements and should have been fully enclosed.  This has caused numerous issues over the years.  The lifts are now beyond their economic life and have real reliability issues, regardless of the sums of money which are spent on them. RoDMA are responsible for the maintenance and refurbishment of the RVD Footbridge, but not capital replacement of items such as the lifts. In 2014 it was announced that the developer for the Silvertown Quays (Millennium Mills) had included in their design a new bridge at dock level to cross RVD from the same location on the Excel side to link up with the new development and provide direct access from the planned Crossrail Station.  The intention was to have an opening (swing bridge) mechanism to allow ships to pass into the western end of RVD.  The plan was that the high-level bridge would then be removed.  At this point it was decided that no further options would be considered for replacement of the lifts and that their life would be extended until the new bridge was constructed.  This was delayed when the investor pulled out of the development but was recommenced by the new developer in 2018. In 2016 a decision was made to reduce the number of operating lifts...