back to listings SME Profile: Ian Rothen Ltd
Mancetter Wharf, Quarry Lane, Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 2RD
SPECIALIST WATERWAYS CIVIL CONTRACTORS & MARINE PLANT HIRE
Our ability to provide pragmatic advice stems from a vast local knowledge and passion for the canals. Drawing on 50 years of family involvement with the canals, Ian Rothen, MD has a unique comprehension of the whole country’s network and its differences whether it be in build, architecture or structure enabling the best solution & approach for our clients. The understanding of what floating plant is best for each area or client, is second to none and we feel few companies have the knowledge of the canals and their heritage as The Rothen Group.
Our knowledge of the waterway network enables us to send the optimal equipment and facilitate loading sites based on our local knowledge which keeps costs down and maximizes efficiency for the client. In some instances, experienced operators are provided to work as part of the clients team.
We are proud to have achieved carbon neutral positive status with Carbon Footprint Ltd. They have assessed our carbon emissions within the business, and we have offset our carbon footprint with a School treeplanting scheme in England and an Amazon rainforest preventing deforestation scheme.
In addition to this we have launched our ‘Plant Hire – Plant Tree’ initiative which for every week’s boat hire we plant a tree. This has seen us plant over 1200 native trees in the last year.
The wharf enables us to move materials by water and has been increasingly used by clients for loading/unloading of plant & materials. This provides a greener solution to road haulage. Floating plant can also be mobilised from here or collected by clients. The in-house lifting equipment also reduces the requirement for mobile cranes & road lorries. In addition, when using marinas & boat yards to lift in we prioritize those with cranes to avoid having to send another mobile crane.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Health & Safety is of paramount importance to us and each team member is uniquely trained and experienced to operate a range of equipment and undertake a range of civil engineering tasks on the waterways. This means each multi skilled operative has a unique understanding of the marine environment and the associated risks.
We have launched our own in house mentoring scheme, LIFTING LEGENDS. Each team has a lifting legend who has:
- More experience in a range of lifts.
- Additional training to make them competent to respond to dynamic changes in lifting operations.
- Mentor our fully trained but less experienced team members.
- Input into how to adapt our training programme and lift plans to be more applicable and relevant to the job.
- Work with clients and staff in unusual lifts such as lock gates, bridges, piling works etc.
The Rothen Group has extensive experience in carrying out all types of contracting and civil engineering on inland waterways across the United Kingdom.
Our advice and approach will be pragmatic and result in the best solution for your specific project, whether it be bank protection, dredging, marina works or waterway restoration on canals, rivers or lakes via our unique floating excavator hire and marine pile drivers.
REED & WEED MANAGEMENT
Silt deposits and excessive reed and weed growth can dramatically reduce the effective running of canals, rivers, lakes or attenuation ponds. From small sites such as entrances to dry docks and side ponds to larger expanses of canals or watercourses we have a wealth of experience in clearing silt and unwanted vegetation. Whether it be bulrushes, reeds or aquatic weeds we have the experience to remove it efficiently.
The Rothen Group are the industry leader in floating plant hire and the main supplier of all types of small pile driving equipment. With over 100 items of floating plant we undertake a wide range of hire contracts across the UK for different industries in marine civil construction. Our national coverage with local knowledge of the canal infrastructure means we are very aware of the logistical difficulties whether it be:
- Loading sites for boats/materials;
- Heritage & environmental constraints; and,
- Limitations due to weight or height restrictions.
PLANT HIRE & PILING HAMMER HIRE
The Rothen Group have a range of machines and attachments to suit your requirements from piling hammers, post driver and mini diggers through to clam shell grabs and long reach arms.
OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE