It has been a while since the last PR promo event set-up job took place in the Royal Docks but the latest one has been something really big.
They wanted a really big screen and so a 100m long pontoon was constructed in the KGV Lock and then a LCD display screen was built on top of that along with generators and supporting equipment.
The build took 3 days and involved tonnes of equipment and large teams of people from a number of event management companies – the KGV lock providing an ideal place for such activity.
Livett’s provided both of their new pusher-tugs, Felix and Christian, to tow the display and workboat Alfie as safety boat.
With any such activity it is always a good idea to test that everything works and so on evening before the big reveal the tugs took the display to the KGV Dock and ran a test – this involved lots of light and a low flying helicopter and so attracted quite a bit of attention!
A short clip of part of the test can be seen by clicking here.
Once the test was completed the screen was moved back to the lock ready for its trip up river.
Due to the nature of the placement of the screen the message can only really be seen from above – presumably the reason why the event is taking place on the Thames near the London Eye.
Update: The two tugs and the pontoon have now headed off down the Thames.
A few more pictures can be seen here.