Growth in Lowestoft

Burgess Marine is pleased to announce further growth in East Anglia at a time when the Lowestoft maritime sector is booming.

Burgess Marine acquired the Small & Co. shipyard on Commercial Road in October 2015. The business operates a 76.5mtr x 14.5mtr dry dock and a 70m layby berth located in the ABP owned and operated Port of Lowestoft.

Post a restructure earlier this year the team at Burgess Marine Lowestoft have successfully grown the business in support of key customers such as Boston Putford, Fugro, Windcat Workboats, Dover Harbour Board and numerous major commercial, civil and tourist operators on the Thames.

Recently the business has completed major refit works for the UK Border Force in Malta, and is today supporting two significant projects - the docking of Incat 057 in Cherbourg and the launch of a 30mtr x 12mtr x 1.7mtr pontoon, built locally in the old Brook Marine fabrication shed, weighing in at approximately 110T. Both of these projects are of major signifance and total circa £2m of contract value.

Paul Kirby, the General Manager of Burgess Marine Lowestoft comments: “having successfully restructured the business earlier this year it’s great to see further growth locally and clearly benefiting by being part of the bigger Burgess Marine business; to have built the Thames pontoon here in Lowestoft is fantastic and furthermore the team have greatly enjoyed supporting works in both Malta and today in France”.

Nicholas Warren, the CEO comments: “we’re huge fans of the team in Lowestoft and the local customer base, and whilst there have been some issues regarding the transfer of the lease to Burgess Marine from Small & Co. these have all been resolved, to all parties satisfaction, and both ABP and Burgess Marine are now looking forward to continuing their professional working relationship in Lowestoft and across the UK. We’ll continue to work our hardest for the port and all our local customers”.

Burgess Marine leases land from ABP in Southampton and Lowestoft and recently our Sister Co. Meercat Workboats built the Port of Southampton a 15m workboat.

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Robert Clifford, Chairman for Incat
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