Ship Repair

UK Docks Marine Services operate three dry docks docking vessels up to a maximum length of 167.6m x 20.5m breadth and 150 metres of dedicated repair berths. Both yards are located directly on the North Sea on the River Tees and the River Wear and are fully serviced with engineering and steel fabrication workshops and provide experienced marine engineering personnel and project management for dry dock requirements, vessel in-water repairs and refits and vessel mobilisations and de-mobilisations.

Dry Dock & Affloat Facilities 2

All berths are fully serviced with shore power, fresh water, ballast water, sewage and waste oil collection.


  • Ship repair and refit
  • Major conversion work
  • Vessel upgrades and ship life extension programmes
  • Installation of new equipment
  • Hull and tank blasting, preparation and painting
  • Engine and machinery equipment overhaul
  • Electrical, pipework and joinery installations and repairs
  • All steel repairs and construction


  • 550 m2 (Teesside) and 750 m2 (Sunderland) of fully equipped steel fabrication workshop serviced by fixed travelling overhead craneage
  • 480 m2 (Teesside) and 620 m2 (Sunderland) of fully equipped engineering workshop serviced by fixed travelling overhead craneage
  • Dockside craneage up to 20 tonnes
  • Mobile craneage up to 1000 tonnes
  • Dedicated offices for superintendents, which include Internet connections, toilet and shower facilities 

Work Force

UK Docks directly employ their own dedicated workforce which includes project managers, fitters, steel fabricators, ships plumbers, riggers, tank cleaners, painters and shot blasters. All tradesmen are time-served and all welders are coded.


Defence Services

UK Docks are a long-standing support contractor to the Royal Navy. We provide comprehensive through-life support for ships and equipment and in-service support and capability, including upgrades of existing vessels and ship life extension programmes. We also provide technical and logistical support and comprehensive data management services and handle the needs of the entire P2000 Archer Class group of vessels, as well as more than 100 small boats up and down the west coast. The company now provides maintenance, upkeep, repair, defect rectification, technical support and provision of spares for the west coast vessels operating between Faslane Naval Base and Devonport Royal Dockyard.



  • Vessel refit and repair
  • On-site inspections and repairs
  • Rapid response personnel
  • GRP manufacturing, repairs and new construction
  • Gel coat repairs
  • Fully-equipped engineering workshop for engine and machinery repairs and new installations
  • Bespoke joinery services
  • Pipework system repairs, renewals and new installations
  • Electrical installations and repairs
  • Painting, including spray painting
  • Welding: MIG, TIG, MMA for Mild Steel, Aluminium and Stainless Steel

Technical Services

  • Project management and support
  • Fleet management and maintenance
  • Vessel surveying services
  • Technical documentation and data management
  • Naval architecture
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Marine Engineering, Pipework and Electrical Design
  • Post design services
  • Spares management including provisioning and holdings