Ship Repair

Our history is rich in shipping and as the industry has modernised so have we to offer expertise across a host of requirements and vessels. Operating from our central Leith location we are on hand to offer both on and off-site repairs, be it in dry dock or as an emergency repair.

Ship Repair Services

  • Voyage Repair and Engineering Services
  • Cargo Securing
  • Dry Docking
  • Deck Clearances
  • Material Supplies

Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers Association

Local to Leith docks, one of the busiest ports in Scotland, or required to support further afield we can facilitate cargo securing including pipe loading and dunnage supply. Deck clearances and demobilisations are regular projects across a host of industries including oil and gas.

With the support of the lifting and testing and general engineering departments numerous trades can be provided, including NDT testing.

Ship Repair Clients

Forth Ports
Royal Yacht Britannia

Client Study: SMIT Passenger launch


The contract involved lifting a 43-tonne passenger launch ashore and setting it down on prepared blocks at a sufficient height to allow the withdrawal of both propeller shafts and rudders. The complete vessel was power-washed and the owner’s free issue coating was applied after discussion with the paint supplier’s representative. Both propellers were removed along with shafts and rudders. New propellers were ‘blued’ into the shafts and keyways before being checked using NDT techniques. All sea valves were laid out for Lloyds Survey and replaced on completion. All shafts and rudders were replaced with new seals and packing to ensure no leaks on launching.

Other voyage repairs included tank cleaning, renewal of anodes, fenders and anchor chains. The bilges were cleaned out. On completion of all repairs the mobile crane was set up to allow the vessel to be lifted back into the water for basin trials of all components.

Shipping Case Study 1

Project Cost


Project Duration

One and a half weeks

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