Marine Engineering Services

Gordon Alison provides a total on site service including site fabrication, erection and commissioning. Multi-discipline site crews are given full back-up from our Liverpool based workshop facility Gordon Alison has a reputation for reliability and flexibility and provides clients with a fast and efficient service. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cruise Liner Services

Click the above image for detailed information on the services we provide for cruise liners. These include:

  • Berthing
  • Baggage-handling
  • Stores & provisions
  • Ship repairs.

In addition to other general services; contact us for further information.

Fender Hire

In addition to our other vessel services, we are able to supply, deliver and deploy pneumatic fenders across the Liverpool docks. We currently stock 2m x 1.2m pneumatic fenders but may be able to arrange other types and sizes upon request.

Stern Steel Repairs

Our mobile repair squads are prepared to work long hours in adverse weather conditions in dock or at sea to ensure that our customers meet their sailing requirements.

We employ coded welders and associated tradesmen experienced in large conversion projects, one off fabrications and major collision work.


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Our total commitment to the latest techniques and technology is evident at each stage of production in the fabrication of structural and pipe-work products.

All welding is to ASME 1X 6G and ASME 1X 6GR low hydrogen root fill and cap. MIG welding is carried out to the same high standard. Our workshop facilities include a 8000 sq ft fabrication shop.

Dry Docking

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Dry docking facilities are employed for planned maintenance, emergency repairs, cleaning and painting.

We have wide experience in handling general cargo, fishing and offshore survey vessels and vessels requiring specialist keel block arrangements, i.e. floating cranes.

Steel Work & Engineering

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We offer a full range to ship repair disciplines, including fitting work, shipwrights and joiners, electrical, plumbing, rigging and tank cleaning.


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Through years of experience, our tradesmen are able to carry out traditional ship building and repair functions including timber fendering, caulking and general repairs in relation to wood.

One of our specialties is construction utilizing heavy timbers, including Clough Paddles and fenders constructed from Greenheart.

Rigging Services

Lifting out Tugboat

We also carry out securing of various types of cargo into vessels.

Experienced personnel carry out traditional shipyard rigging involving moving large heavy pieces of machinery around confined spaces such as engine rooms.

The personnel are also extensively involved with lashing heavy lifts into vessels as cargo. Load testing and certification is carried out as part of the rigging service.

Tank Cleaning & Coating

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On-site tank cleaning service are provided to industry and the shipping trade to allow for other work to be carried out, i.e. hot works or under the direction of classification society surveyors.

We have close links, forged over years of working together, with most of the major classification societies. This ensures work is carried out efficiently and to their stringent standards.

Surface preparation is carried out on-site by several methods, dependant on site specific requirements. Surface preparation to S.A.2½ is available by wet and dry grit blasting, whilst SSPC standards are achieved by UHP water blasting techniques.

Surface Preparation & Painting

Surface preperation and painting

Application of Alkyds, acrylated rubbers, high build epoxy, specialist marine anti-corrosive and anti-fouling paints.

Full technical back-up and paint report where specified by the customer. We undertake all new and planned maintenance painting projects.

Re-naming of Ships

Renaming of Ships

Shell plating

Shell Plating

Dock Gate Refurbishment

Langton Dock Gate Refurbishment

Mooring Dolphin Refurbishment - Shell UK

Mooring Dolphin Refurbishment - Shell UK