Clients & Contracts
machine closures we have teams of up to twenty operatives utilising up
to a dozen steam cleaning units, as well as other specialised items of
plant, working together during shutdown maintenance periods. Our specialist
knowledge of machine closures, and the ability to work as an effective
team unit under substantial pressure gives benefits to clients, whatever
the nature of the problem.
The Kent paper industry has represented an important element of
the company's business for a number of years, and now we carry out
specialist cleaning operators in seven Kent paper mills. Although
the demands of the paper industry are somewhat unique, the ability
to react quickly, efficiently and effectively to clients' requirements
applies consistently throughout all areas of industry.
Aqua Industrial has carried out works for a variety of power producers;
Powergen, British Nuclear Fuels and Grovehurst Energy being the principal
ones. The works carried out at the nuclear power station in South East
Kent involved a two and a half year deep clean contract which involved
keeping the entire plant to a very high standard of cleanliness, and adherance
to a strict cleaning programme. There were also a number of addidtional
cleaning works carried out during the course of the contract, as well
a closed circuit shot blasting contract involving pressure valves on the
reactor roof (at a height of in the region of 40 metres). The total value
of the contract over the course of the two and a half years was in the
region of £600,000.
Bridge is a historic landmark, being the oldest crossing over the River
Medway, and dating back several hundred years. It is maintaining by Royal
Charter, via the Wardens of the Rochester Bridge Trust, and is a landmark
of substantial local significance.
Works at Rochester Bridge
The company has been involved in maintenance painting of the Old Rochester
Bridge which crosses the River Medway between Rochester and Strood
in Kent for the past seven years, and last year carried out a major
redecoration of the whole of the upper structure of the Bridge.
out works of this nature in the immediate vicinity of public highways,
and regularly carrying out lane closures, means that Aqua Industrial are
fully conversant with Chapter 8 of the Road Traffic Regulations governing
public highways works, and have the in-house ability and equipment to
oversee all aspects of road works and protection of both operatives and
public during traffic restrictions.
of the difficult conditiojns in which the works were carried out, the job
was completed to programme, along with an extremely high level of quality.
At the time, the vessel was the flagship of Hoverspeed's cross channel catamaran
Decoration Works - repainting the Hoverspeed Seacat
This contract, although relatively small in terms of job value, representing
an interesting challenge to the company, since the repainting of this
cross-channel catamaran ferry had to take place whilst the vessel
was in the water in between ferry crossings. Hoverspeed could not
remove the ferry from service, so there were no dry dock facilities,
and all works had to take place during the middle of the night, when
the ferry was berthed at Folkestone. This raised a variety of challenges
from the point of view of applying paint and also maintaining a high
level of safety. This was the first contract on which the full time
attendance of a company qualified HSE2 safety diver was required.
is a highly specialised form of cleaning, and few companies have the in-house
technology and equipment to successfully undertake this type of work
Cleaning - London City Airport
Busy airports suffer from a build-up of rubber deposits which could
become a substantial problem over time. Our plant can cope with this,
and a recent contract carried out at the London City Airport showed
just how effective this can be.