Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has partnered with Kent-based Mechanica Utilities to maximise the use of its Dover footprint and share the company’s workshop and fabrication facilities, nationally, across all nine of its UK locations.
Mechanica Utilities is a mechanical and electrical repair company which specialises in site work and workshop repairs on all mechanical and electrical equipment, mainly within the water utility market.
Both Mechanica and Burgess Marine are based in Dover, Kent, in the UK.
James Horsham, the Managing Director of Mechanica Utilities, said: “We’ve a small but highly experienced team and as our company continues to grow so too must our infrastructure.
“By working both locally and nationally with Burgess we have gained access to a substantial footprint fully inclusive of a seriously well-equipped machine shop and an excellent fabrication facility, all of which are immediately available to our customer base.”
Daniel Gunner, the newly appointed Engineering Director of Mechanica Utilities, added: “Joining James at Mechanica Utilities during these early stages of growth is truly exciting and the partnership with Burgess Marine compliments both companies’ activities.
“The technical capabilities that Mechanica Utilities can now offer is phenomenal and we look forward to a very successful future”.
Mechanica will share Burgess Marine’s facilities at its UK locations in Dover, Lowestoft, Portsmouth, Portchester, Southampton, Marchwood, Poole, Avonmouth, and Devonport.
Nicholas Warren, the Managing Director of Burgess Marine, said: “James has built an excellent team and a superb business.
“It’s genuinely our pleasure to support both the expansion and commercial advancement of Mechanica Utilities.
“Our footprint here in Dover offers a 1, 400 sq ft machine shop, over 12, 000 sq ft of fabrication space and a 1, 000 sq ft mechanical fitting workshop.
“We’ve also five tonne gantry cranes and over 10, 000 sq ft of exterior space here too.
“We genuinely believe this shared footprint can work for us both and we are looking forward to expanding our endeavours into both the Southampton and Portsmouth areas.
Burgess Marine works nationally to support the UK shipping industry.
Mechanica Utilities works regionally to support the water utility market.
Burgess Marine is at the forefront of the specialised marine engineering industry, having earned a worldwide reputation as experts in all aspects of structural repairs and renewals as well as mechanical repairs both above and below the waterline.
With workshops and offices in Lowestoft, Dover, Portsmouth, Portchester, Southampton, Marchwood, Poole, Avonmouth, Devonport, and within STP Palma the business is ideally located not only to support the UK’s largest passenger ports, but also shipping in general throughout the United Kingdom and Superyacht’s based in Mallorca.
From its head office in Dover, Burgess Marine also provides highly skilled teams capable of carrying out planned refits and emergency works worldwide, having worked extensively throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Far East, North America, South America and the Caribbean.
The combined marine engineering experience of the Directors and Technical Management within Burgess Marine exceeds some 250 years; it is this level of knowledge and experience, together with complete commitment, that gives customers total peace of mind and Burgess Marine the leading edge.
Burgess Marine is an ISO 9001:2008 British Standards Institute accredited company and holds ‘DNV Approved Supplier’ status; the company is also a full member of the Association of Diving Contractors. Click here to view all accreditations and policies.
Website: www.burgessmarine.co.uk – Contact number: 0845 8732 222.
Mechanica Utilities specialises in the Water Utility Market, and have successfully won contracts with the major water utility companies across the South of England.
With the new Burgess Marine partnership, Mechanica Utilities now have workshops and offices in Lowestoft, Dover, Portsmouth, Portchester, Southampton, Marchwood, Poole, Avonmouth and Devonport.
From its head office in Dover, Mechanica Utilities can support their customers with all specialist M&E services covering:
- Project Management Services
- Pump Refurbishment / Repairs
- Gearbox Refurbishment / Repairs
- Motor Rewinds & Refurbishment
- All Rotating Equipment Repairs
- Machine Shop Capabilities
- Welding & Fabrication Services
- Pipework Design Manufacture & Installation
- Planned & Reactive Maintenance
- Condition Based Monitoring
- Laser Alignment Services
- Thermographic Surveys
- Supply of Skilled / Trained Labour (inc Confined Spaces)
- Specialised Efficiency / Repair Coatings
- Electrical Specification & Design
- Electrical Installation & Testing
- MCC / Panel Design Manufacture & Installation
- Supply & Installation of VSD / Soft Starts
- Fault Finding & Rectification.