UK Docks Expands Operations

Mon, 30 June 2014

Marine engineering firm, UK Docks Marine Services, is expanding its existing Tyneside, South Shields and Gosport operations, starting with Whitehaven Marina Ltd.

UK Docks will be operating from one of three bays in the purpose-built, state-of-the-art boat shed as a new service provider. In addition to the standard expected facilities, the building provides overhead gantries, compressed air and vacuum systems, and under floor heating.

“The investment from UK Docks will not only benefit the commercial operations but also provide new employment opportunities in the region,” said Mark Bowden, operations director.

“This will increase the much needed marine skills on offer in the area as they bring these in from their wider operations in order to train and develop a local work force,” he added.

UK Docks says it’s widened its operations to the West Coast in order to service current contracts as well as develop operations within the growing windfarm industry.

This new partnership between UK Docks and Whitehaven Marina is an extension of the successful relationship with Marina Projects, Whitehaven Marina’s parent company.

UK Docks already has an existing operation at the company’s Gosport boatyard, Endeavour Quay. The company will be responsible for lifting and handling the wide range of vessels the UK Docks contracts require them to service and maintain.

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