January 5, 2012
During the closed season of L’Hermione site (January 1st -February 10), work continues in preparation for the installation of the boat locks and the moving of the frigate to the “Napoleon III” drydock in July.
The company Bouquet/LV Tech began to remove the tent cover on January 5th. To do so, the team removed the white sheets attached to the metal structure that covered and protected the frigate.
Next, the team removed the gears, trusses, scaffolding, and concrete blocks. At the time when the tent was installed, the feet of the scaffolding were cast in concrete blocks, which were themselves placed on plastic sheets to avoid damage to the drydock.
The process in total will take approximately 1 ½ months.