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Marine & Offshore Scaffolding Hire Specialist based in Dover

Alongside our domestic scaffolding and commercial scaffolding hire services, we’ve been providing offshore scaffolding and access solutions for over 25 years now. Projects we’ve been enlisted for in the past include the provision of marine access solutions for shipping tankers, offshore wind farms and European ports. Not many scaffolding hire companies operating around the Ashford, Maidstone and Folkestone areas deal with offshore project. But our expertise in this extremely niche area of scaffolding hire is unrivalled, and this is reflected in the types of client we attract. For example, we’re the scaffolding company of choice for Dover Docks, the world’s second largest and busiest port, as well as P&O – the world’s biggest shipping firm.


We’ve worked on a real variety of ships, docks and vessels, and have provided access solutions for both dry dock and wet birth repairs/maintenance. Our team can provide solutions that enable internal and external repairs and maintenance, as well as weather protection/containment. We’ll work with you from the initial design phase, to the supply and eventual erection of the scaffolding. But that’s not all. We’ll be on hand after your access solution has been established, to inspect it as and when required, and to support your ongoing needs as the project develops. For example, by expanding or adjusting the scaffolding to meet new challenges. In this respect, we go above and beyond what many other scaffolding hire companies around Dover, Ashford, Maidstone and Folkestone offer.


Scaffolders Trained to Work at Sea


Staff working within our marine division boast offshore survival certification, medical certification, advanced CISRS certification and Vantage offshore BOP tracking cards. This makes them uniquely qualified to erect offshore and marine access solutions, and trained far beyond the realms of traditional domestic scaffolding and commercial scaffolding.


The time and effort we put into training our scaffolders and developing health and safety guidelines is shown in our impeccable safety record. Working at sea can be highly dangerous, especially when the team doing so is unexperienced or unqualified, so don’t settle for anything less than the expertise offered by NT Rix Scaffolding. Bring us in if you require access solutions for:


• Vessels

• Cross-Channel Ferries

• Offshore Installations


We’ve recently provided scaffolding hire for several of the UK’s wind farms, including two that are the largest ever built globally. Another project we have been enlisted to work on is the London Array, a £20bn construction site that lies 20km off the coast and covers 25 sq miles. Our scaffolders and materials sit on two offshore installations. One of the world’s largest construction projects, the London Array will eventually power up to 750,000 homes, around 25% of Greater London, and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.4m tonnes per annum.  We hope the fact we are trusted by such prestigious names with these kinds of projects proves we can be trusted to be your scaffolding hire providers of choice, whether you’re based near Folkestone, Maidstone, Ashford, Dover or elsewhere in the UK.


Gas Access & Encapsulation


Another area we specialise in is the provision of scaffolding access platforms/encapsulated enclosures for major gas pipe crossings across UK canals and rivers. The N T Rix operatives who are trained to deliver our gas access and encapsulation services are all SHEA gas certified, and form their own separate division within the company. This division works with a range of sub-contractors to National Grid Gas Network, providing access and encapsulated solutions in areas all across the UK, including Dover, Ashford, Maidstone and Folkestone.

To ensure that everything goes according to plan, we create careful designs and calculations then communicate with highway and environmental agencies to ensure there are no problems before our team begins their work. We also work with National Floodline to guarantee that any of our scaffolding structures in or over waterways can be taken down and cleared within a 12 hour period if required. So whether you’re interested in our marine and offshore scaffolding services, or are more interested in our capacity as domestic scaffolding / commercial scaffolding experts, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.


Pick up the phone and dial 01304 213 960 to learn more about the offshore and marine scaffolding hire we offer to clients in Dover and the wider UK.

• Wind Farms

• Offshore Construction Projects

• Ports

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