Certified Marine Aggregate Supplier in Cowes
Isle of Wight Aggregates Ltd is the largest marine aggregate supplier on the Island with two wharves on the River Medina at Medina Wharf, West Cowes and Kingston Wharf, East Cowes. Our staff experience ranges between 10 to 35 years, and all are qualified plant and machinery operators.
We pride ourselves in supplying the best quality materials at competitive prices and offer a good UK wide delivery service. Both of our wharves have an excellent safety record and we are 14001 certified. Regular Safety & Environmental inspections are undertaken by both parent companies.
Our aim is to use local companies where possible for repairs, supplies, machine hire and haulage. We also subscribe to many charity organisations such as Air Ambulance, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, and the British Legion to name a few.
Isle of Wight Aggregates Ltd is a Joint venture between Lafarge Tarmac and Cemex. Both of our parent companies have operated individually on the island for around 35 years and are both large international companies producing a vast selection of materials. They both have their own fleet of ships dredging through sea rummaged material at various locations around the UK.
How Marine Aggregate is Extracted
A significant proportion of the demand for aggregates is satisfied from river, lake and sea beds. Marine aggregates play an important role in replenishing beaches and protecting coastlines from erosion. Satellite navigation may be used to position vessels precisely within licensed dredging areas. Vessels trail a pipe along the marine floor at speeds approaching 1.5 knots and use powerful suction pumps to draw sand and gravel into the cargo hold. Dredged material is discharged at wharves and other facilities, where it is processed, screened and washed as required.
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For your expert marine aggregate supplier serving the Cowes area of Isle of Wight and local surroundings,
contact Isle of Wight Aggregates Ltd today. We guarantee you will not be disappointed by our fast and efficient service!