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Burgess Marine partners with Turks Yard for River Thames work

Dover based Burgess Marine and Turks Shippyard from Chatham have partnered to offer a one-stop-shop for ship repair and marine engineering excellence on the River Thames.

Turks dry dock and slipway is located in Chatham Historic Dockyard, which measures 110m by 15.2m with a 3.5m draught, with a newly installed 600 tonne winch system and a fully undercover facility; ideal for a number of vessels and those wishing for a more tailored technical service without the hassle.

Both Richard Turk, Managing Director of Turks Shipyard and Nicholas Warren, Managing Director of Burgess Marine believe the customer comes first and wish to offer the Thames community, and those visiting, a reliable service which they truly deserve and can depend upon.

Nicholas Warren comments: “Richard has a superb facility here in Chatham; he’s built a great business in the ideal location. Our aspirations are to support this business further - we can provide technical management, coded steel and aluminium welders, electricians and hydraulics engineers as well as marine fitters. We look forward to working with Richard and seeing how things on the Thames develop”.

By working in partnership the two companies can offer owners peace of mind for a smooth, reliable and timely dock with crystal clear project management and clearly defined quotes with no hidden extras. Backed by a combined 400 years’ ship repair experience, warranties, guarantees and insurances, it means Turks is the ideal choice for many.

Burgess Marine is at the forefront of the specialised marine engineering industry, having earned a worldwide reputation as experts in all aspects of structural repairs and renewals as well as mechanical repairs both above and below the waterline.

With workshops and offices in Dover, Portsmouth, Portchester, Southampton, Poole, Avonmouth, Devonport and within STP Palma the business is ideally located not only to support the UK's largest passenger ports, but also shipping in general throughout the busy English Channel and Superyacht’s based in Mallorca.

From its head office in Dover, Burgess Marine also provides highly skilled teams capable of carrying out planned refits and emergency works worldwide, having worked extensively throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Far East, North America, South America and the Caribbean.

The combined marine engineering experience of the Directors and Technical Management within Burgess Marine exceeds some 250 years; it is this level of knowledge and experience, together with complete commitment, that gives customers total peace of mind and Burgess Marine the leading edge.

Burgess Marine is an ISO 9001:2008 British Standards Institute accredited company and holds ‘DNV Approved Supplier’ status; the company is also a full member of the Association of Diving Contractors. Click here to view all accreditations and policies.

Posted on 30/03/2015