In response to the federal, state and territory governments’ call out for solutions to help Australia tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Wolf’s expert team of engineers have developed a number of unique, proactive designs. These designs are currently at the deployment stage, ready for delivery to support frontline health workers and affected Australians across the country.
With pressure already building on existing medical facilities, Royal Wolf has developed concepts for a variety of short-term medical testing facilities, as well as custom shelters for people queuing for testing. The engineering team is also working on larger concepts for clinics and makeshift hospitals. Neil Littlewood, Royal Wolf’s Chief Executive Officer, says the team have been working quietly and proactively in the background for a number of weeks already.
“We really wanted to be on the front foot, developing solutions today to support Australia’s new tomorrow. There is a lot of uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, but the best thing we can do as a business is to harness the expertise of our engineers and the versatility of our tailored shipping containers to provide solutions that will help out our fellow Australians,” says Littlewood.
Royal Wolf’s engineering team have already developed prototypes for custom shelters to provide weather protection for people queuing outside COVID-19 testing stations. The custom shelters – which will be particularly necessary as Australia heads into winter – can be installed quickly to different locations across the country.
After successfully delivering a COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic for a regional Australian hospital, complete with storage facilities in two containers, Royal Wolf has now finalised plans for a walk-through clinic and already installed one in Queensland. This pop-up clinic can scale up to become a full isolation ward, field-style hospital, and will be able to be delivered and installed quickly to different medical facilities across Australia.
Royal Wolf’s National Manager Modifications, Brendon Greatrex, is proud of his team’s dedication and proactive approach during these testing times. “Our entire team is completely dedicated to this cause. We are all in this together and we are absolutely committed to finding helpful solutions. Royal Wolf’s product range by nature lends itself to rapid deployment, and our emergency response products are testament to that. Our customers are often amazed at how quickly we can complete an installation,” says Greatrex.
Uncertainty has fast become part of everyday life in Australia but Royal Wolf will continue to be on the front foot, helping health workers, hospitals, councils and governments rise to the challenge of battling COVID-19.