VolkerMarine Services manufactures, sells, hires and operates marine plant, including Linkflote™ pontoons, plastic pontoons and an extensive fleet of vessels and ancillary equipment.
Our Linkflote™ pontoons are used for a wide variety of applications, including over-water temporary working access and roadways for the construction industry; semi-permanent port and harbour landing pontoons; floating bridges; waterfront performance stages and flotilla displays. The modular flotation pontoons are versatile, road transportable and easily handled, which means they can meet the most varied of needs.
Not only do we own the largest for hire stock of LinkfloteTM and Uniflote pontoons in the UK – but we are the only manufacturer of LinkfloteTM units in the world. We began manufacturing pontoons in 2000, and we export them around the globe, as far afield as the Falkland Islands, the Netherlands, Africa, Australasia and Europe.
LinkfloteTM pontoons can be formatted easily for use as marine work platforms, ferries, barges, causeways, floating and swing bridges, access ramps and landing stages. LinkfloteTM pontoon units can also be used with panel bridges and a range of standard accessories to suit a wide variety of applications, including floating roads with our bespoke road deck units. Our fleet of modular pontoon units are versatile, road transportable and easy-to-handle. We also have a full range of pontoon accessories.
We offer a complete end-to-end service to ensure the pontoons meet our clients’ specific needs. Our engineers use 3D models to digitally ‘assemble’ our pontoons so that we can check they meet the size and shape requirements and fit their environment – this can help secure any planning or regulatory approval before use. Our skilled and experienced operatives can then safely transport and assemble the pontoon structure on site.
We also have an extensive range of specialist marine plant and equipment available for hire. Our marine fleet is capable of operating in canals, tidal and non-tidal rivers, estuaries, lakes and lochs (Marine and Coastguard Agency category A, B, C or D waters). Vessels are inspected by the Society of Consulting Marine Surveyors and can obtain the appropriate certification for operating in areas managed by authorities such as the Canals and Rivers Trust and Port of London.
Our extensive range of equipment includes tugs, workboats and safety boats (ranging from 10 horsepower to 400 horsepower), as well as walkways, propulsion units, winches, working platforms, pontoon-ferries, road-decks and a hydraulic piling frame.