UK Docks Wearside

UK Docks Wearside offers dry dock and afloat facilities for design, construction, repair and engineering to marine, offshore and industrial companies throughout the world.

Since acquiring the site in 2002, the site has become the headquarters of UK Docks, allowing the company the space to expand its administrative and support services. It also allowed the company to expand in capacity servicing offshore supply vessels, coastal tankers, coastal cargo ships and gas carriers. Located in the city of Sunderland’s South Docks, Wear Dock produces innovative and flexible capabilities in a wide range of expertise including:

  • Ship repair and refits
  • Major conversion work
  • Engineering and fabrication
  • 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

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.

Dock / Berthing Facilities

  • Dry dock -116m x 16.5m x 5m draft (inside breadth 20.6m)
  • 150 metres of non-tidal repair berthing facilities
  • Both dry docks and repair berth is fully serviced with shore power, fresh water, ballast water, sewage and waste oil collection
  • 750m2 of fully equipped steel fabrication workshop serviced by fixed travelling overhead craneage
  • 620 m2 of fully equipped engineering workshop serviced by fixed travelling overhead craneage
  • Dockside craneage up to 5 tonnes
  • Mobile craneage up to 40 tonnes
  • Dedicated offices for superintendents, which include Internet connections, toilet and shower facilities and dedicated car parking


Wear Dock is located within the Port of Sunderland with manned access points and patrolled security. In addition, the site has secure 2 metre high perimeter fencing and benefits from CCTV and dedicated yard security when required.

Contact Us

UK Docks Wearside 
South Dock
Tyne and Wear
SR1 2EE (UK)

t: +44 (0) 191 567 4749
f: +44 (0) 191 510 0765