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.

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 qualificationsand 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 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 located and operating within HMNB Portsmouth for over a decade now and have provide extensive welding and fabrication support in respect of:

  • Naval ship repair and refit, across multiple vessel types;
  • Naval base services and facilities;
  • Naval base infrastructure including major refit to steel caissons;
  • QE Carrier enabling works;
  • Aircraft Carrier Alliance QE Carrier sectional transportation.

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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