Welding and fabrication

Our qualified welders and fabricators possess the skills and knowledge to work within the requirements of all principle IACS member organisations on both steel and aluminium ship repairs, renewals and marine construction. All welder qualifications carry IACS member organisation endorsement and are professionally managed in-house.

We employ numerous welder/fabricators across Southampton Marine Services that possess multi positional and thickness qualifications allowing us to carry out welding works on carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium and duplex using MMA, TIG, MIG and FCAW processes.

We utilise modern welding technology and only use calibrated equipment that ensures we work within the parameters of our welding procedure qualifications and specifications. Additionally we employ an in-house responsible welding coordinator to help oversee and implement quality control measures in the delivery of our works; our quality management system is highly regarded.

Our welders and fabricators are multi-skilled and experienced at ship repair, marine construction and general welding and repairs to various metalwork and structures. We have been working on a variety of commercial platforms in the UK and abroad for over 30 years now and have provided extensive welding and fabrication services to a variety of customers; services include:

  • Collision repair welding
  • Pipe welding
  • Shell plate and structural metalwork replacement
  • New build fabrication and installation of steel and aluminium superstructures and other modules
  • New build fabrication and installation of ladders and stairways
  • Repairs to handrails and other deck fixtures
  • Repairs and improvements to substandard works carried out by other contractors

case studies

HSC Manannan

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QEC Carrier

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MY Shemara

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client testimonials

You should be very proud of all that you do, it is wonderful.
Classic Yacht Owner
Many thanks for your rapid work today; we are back in action again
Chief Engineer, Solent Ship Operator
Please pass on my thanks and also the thanks from my Chief Executive and Operations Director, the support of the SMS team is very much appreciated
Head of Engineering, Solent Ferry Operator
Many thanks for your teams hard graft, the work was completed and as always I am extremely happy with the quality
Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines HM Naval Base Devonport
Thank the welders, the work that they produced was to the highest standard and were great to work with
Project Manager, UK Shipyard
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