The Port of Liverpool has implemented the final phase of its £4.3 million investment in its lock gate refurbishment.
The engineering operation took over 24 months in to plan and involved replacing its West Inner Gate at the Port’s Gladstone Lock.
The gates were 16m high and weighed 400 tonnes.
Peel Ports Mersey’s head of port operations David Huck said: ““The completion of these works has provided an even more reliable lock system for our customers, reducing maintenance costs and improving access for our engineering personnel.
“These key assets are essential to the smooth running of the Port and we envisage that these upgrades should ensure the gates are functional for many years to come.”