ScaffFloat spreads its wings

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Penryn-based ScaffFloat has entered a new partnership downunder.

ScaffFloat, a patented plastic float that allows pontoons, barges and workboats to be built from standard scaffold components, has just launched its first pontoon in Australia, through Access Engineering Group (AEG), which has become an approved partner of the system.

The 8m x 4m pontoon is being used by the client to carry out maintenance works on Barrack Street Jetty in Perth, and needs access above and below the water.

Damian Beausang, MD of AEG Group, said: “We have had a number of other enquiries for ScaffFloat in Australia and we expect this to be the first of many jobs where we provide safe floating access.

“In this case the client, Elite Concrete Protection and Repairs have said they are delighted with the bespoke access for their planned works, in particular how safe it is for the works close to the water.”

Toby Budd, MD of ScaffFloat, added: “We are delighted to have Damian and Access Engineering Group onboard and this first commercial job is a great start. It’s a real milestone that proves the ScaffFloat system is no longer limited to UK shores. We are now looking at starting manufacture in country so we can supply higher numbers of floats for other projects down under in the pipeline.”