Toft Pier

TMS are in the Shetland Islands working on Toft Pier development & the weather has been testing us, but the sixth pile gate has now been set up on the seaward side.
Now that the piles are complete in the first section, stone fill is being stockpiled ready to be placed at low tide. All of the stone has been locally sourced EMN Quarry. The long reach excavator on TMS’ Modular Pontoon, Sinbad can be seen in the foreground placing fill to the seabed after excavating to remove an obstruction to the corner piles.

Shetland Toft Pier

TMS are in the Shetland Islands on our new contract at Toft Pier, today we have started drilling operations prior to the installation of piles. TMS are using our road transportable modular pontoon Sinbad, with 12m legs and hydraulic spud leg lifters, TMS Sinbad can consist of up 5 pontoons total dimensions 12m x 13m

Barge Hire

TMS Sea Rider will be available to hire early July, if you need any information please call the office 01626 866066 & speak to Giles

Whitby Pier

TMS Maritime via Balfour Beatty are contracted to Scarborough Borough Council to deliver a multimillion package of repairs to the historic stone built Whitby Piers, as a coastal protection scheme The main scope for the project comprises repairs to the existing masonry walls, using a combination of concrete, structural grouts and mortars, and replacement stone blocks from a local quarry (Aislaby – the original source for much of the stone used in the construction and historic improvements). Scour and erosion to the toe of wall is recognized as a potential source of weakness in the future, so concrete protection is proposed in two areas, the toe beam, and the bullnose. Typical details are shown below.

TMS with Red 7 Marine have started works in Brixham, Oxen Cove this week for Torbay Development Agency.
We are mobilising the site with Red 7 Marine 250T Jack up Barge & TMS’ flat top barge Ash to assist with the works.
22 x 15m piles will be rock socketed in to the sea bed to support precast concrete cross head members, before pouring a R C deck. This is to provide a much needed unloading facility for the expanding Brixham shellfish industry.

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

We are currently seeking a competent and enthusiastic Apprentice Quantity Surveyor to join our fast paced and versatile office in Dawlish.

TMS will ensure that adequate training and support are provided to enable you to assist with the commercial management of the business and its projects. Tasks include but not limited to:-
• Taking off quantities
• Applications for payment and invoices
• Dealing with subcontractors
• Company cashflow updates
• Assisting with PQQ and ITT submissions for future works
• Internal charges
• Pricing of compensation events and variations

You are required to have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths grade B, excellent communication skills and be computer literate in Microsoft packages especially Excel.
Must be flexible with working hours and hold a valid driving licence.

You will be supported through your apprenticeship by our mentors and experts in your field, given the care and dedication to help you achieve your degree, whilst gaining valuable experience.


TMS Maritime were appointed the Design and Build restoration and refurbishment contract for works to Newquay Harbours North Pier. The North Pier is of mortared granite masonry construction built in the mid 19th century and is grade 2 listed.
The Pier extends from North Quay Road approximately 70m out into Newquay Harbour. The Quay/Pier is 16m wide and the pier height increases from 6.5m to 9.9m above adjacent beach level. The end of the Pier was encased with sheet piles and back filled with concrete in the 1950s, this encasement has been shown to be of poor structural integrity and in need of urgent repairs. A feasibility study identified large voids to the pier head within tidal range, as a result works where instructed to extend the life of the pier head for a further 30yrs.
Piling works where partially intertidal with the requirement of a minimum embedment depth of 1.7m into rock, once pile line was complete closure shutters where installed along with temporary bracing to hold the structure during concrete back fill.
Due to access restrictions concrete would need to be pumped to the working face, this involved setup in adjacent narrow road, then pumping 260m3 to the pier head. The operation was timed to complete just ahead of an incoming storm which would have destroyed the works without placement and curing of concrete in advance.
Once the piling and back fill was complete a steel reinforced capping beam was installed which again required concrete to be pumped 150m from adjacent road access.
Finally new concrete steps where installed along with plaswood fendering system to aid pleasure and work boat access to the North Quay.