Queensland-based construction materials supplier Wagners is taking its Composite Fibre Technology (CFT) line to the US market with a contract to design, manufacture and install three jetties and three boardwalks in Florida.
The 1700 linear feet of boardwalks and jetties will be part of a groundwater recharge park in Ocala City that will take stormwater run-off and reclaimed water and allow it to filter down through engineered wetlands, back into the aquifer.
Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies executive general manager Michael Kemp said the CFT product had an expected 100-year design life on the engineering and materials and wouldn’t need any maintenance for at least 30, if not 50, years.
“It will quickly begin to pay for itself, saving the city millions of dollars in repair and replacement costs,” he said
He said Wagners had supplied composite fibre boardwalks, bridges and a range of other structures all around the world, with the material being perfect for use in coastal, marine, and environmentally sensitive areas such as tidal flood plains, protected mangrove swamps, alkaline desert and corrosive mining facilities.
Wagners received a $272,250 State grant through the Made in Queensland initiative toward its foray into the US.
State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick, who recently inspected CFT producton in Toowoomba, congratulated Wagners on securing what he described as a landmark deal for the company.