Sea Closures

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Peter Rowe advised on proposals to create tidal barrages in Morecambe Bay and the Severn Estuary (PWR/4/2/2/1 & PWR/4/2/2/4), neither of which came to fruition. He was also involved in the feasibility studies for the Thames Barrier flood defence system, which became operational in 1982 (PWR/4/2/2/2), and in the construction of a removable cofferdam at the former Smiths Dock, Graythorp, Hartlepool, for the construction of major offshore oil installations (PWR/4/2/2/3).

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See also the Oosterschelde Storm Surge Barrier, The Netherlands, among the International Construction Projects, PWR/4/3/23.