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Electrical Engineering

The SMS Group has, in-house, a dedicated, experienced and capable Electrical Marine Engineering Team. The Group provides national support from its network of offices and facilities; and proudly has over 30yrs specific marine experience.

Our Capabilities

The department prides itself on versatility and pedigree; there is a vast amount of electrical experience in-house, with over 30yrs of knowledge, across a broad range of market segments – from refit and repair, fault finding, right thorough to life extension solutions and newbuild installations from fast ferries to Superyachts.

  • Fault finding and repairs
  • Planned and preventative maintenance
  • Installations and upgrades
  • Overhauls and repairs
  • Refits and Ride On Squads
  • Thermal imaging surveys and solutions
  • In-house expertise – emergency 24/7 support
  • Design and manufacturing of systems and hardware (to inc switchboards)
  • Consultancy, project management and Owners representation

Thermal imaging - protecting your assets

Our Engineers have carried out ‘Pre Repair Stop Thermal Imaging Surveys’ on numerous commercial vessels; Defence works also include: the River class, and Archer class vessels for the MoD
SOLAS Surveys for ‘hot spots’ on Cruise ships and Superyachts
Complete Surveys of large shore-side sites / assets covering all Electrical Distribution Systems


Know how - where it counts

The electrical team within The SMS Group have system specific experience and know how where it counts:

  • Machinery alarm and control systems
  • Lighting and domestic system automation
  • Navigation and communication systems
  • Fire detection systems
  • AV / IT, telephony and security systems

Hardware supply

The SMS Groups electrical division is particularly well placed to support the supply of electrical hardware in a very
competitive fashion (especially if supported by an install). Hardware supply includes, but is not limited to:

  • Lighting both interior/exterior in traditional incandescent and fluorescent and highly efficient LED luminaire
  • Lighting control systems
  • Installation hardware – cables, cable tray, cable glands, etc
  • Battery charging, distribution and inverter systems
  • Installation hardware / mounts / bespoke fabrication
  • Machinery alarm systems
  • Bilge monitoring systems
  • Fire detection systems
  • Power generation
  • Power distribution

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Where next?

Energy & Renewables

The renewable and nuclear energy markets are key to The SMS Group; with support for this sector being spearheaded by our team in Lowestoft; CTV, WFSV and OSV support, welding and manufacturing.

Commercial Shipping Repair

The SMS Group has commercial ship repair and marine grade manufacturing hubs in Lowestoft, Southampton and Avonmouth; covering the South East and South West of the United Kingdom.

Estates & Infrastructure

The highest standards of engineering and asset management. The SMS Group understands marine centric civil infrastructure - ports, harbours, utilities and navy bases.

Welding, Fabrication & Pipework

Heavy marine engineering is big part of our service offering; marine grade manufacturing and ship systems are front and centre of The SMS Group’s core capabilities.