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Welding, Fabrication & Pipework

The SMS Group offers a comprehensive range of fabrication and welding services, nationally, around the clock, to all of our clients. We are able to either facilitate projects within our own network of operations within the UK, or we can deliver the same quality and professionalism at the client’s site, or facility, worldwide.


As a business we work hard to support the welding, fabrication and pipework requirements of our core customer base.  We invest in coding and procedures, we train our operatives, and we have a Welding Quality Assurance Manager in-house.

The SMS Group also has the capability to manufacture bespoke and / or batch components for the shipbuilding sector.  Examples of manufacturing packages include (but are not limited to):

  • Bracketry
  • Pipe spools
  • Main and ancillary foundations
  • Frames
  • Bases
  • Seatings
  • Custom / miscellaneous fabrication
  • Cradles, jigs and towers



  • Ship repair and refit, 24/7
  • Bespoke marine grade manufacturing
  • Commercial pilling build, repair and maintenance
  • Coded welding and Lloyds standard in mild steel, aluminium, and stainless
  • Structural steel work
  • Coffer dams
  • Aluminium fabrication
  • Steel fabrications
  • Pipe fabrications



  • Mild steel and stainless steel fabrication and welding, in all sizes
  • Exotic metal fabrication and welding, including but not limited to: Cunifer and Duplex / Super Duplex
  • Coded pipework fabrications to Lloyds and DNV standard/s
  • Offsite and onsite fabrication and installation
  • Manufacturing and thereafter install
  • Reverse engineering
  • Machining

Where next?


The SMS Group is well established in the Defence sector; we proactively support the Royal Navy via our long-standing relationships with BAE Systems, KBS Maritime and Babcock International.

Refurbishment & Fit Out

Pride in ownership and trust in delivery; ‘best in class’ project management ensuring the timely delivery of the highest quality marine interiors.

Estates & Infrastructure

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

Diving & Subsurface

Above and below the waterline our national service offering of diving and subsurface engineering solutions is unique to The SMS Group; shipside and shoreside our expertise is proven.