Dales Marine enters new-build arena with order for new aquaculture vessel

Dales Marine Services Ltd, a leading UK ship repair company with over 30 years of vessel experience and expertise, is pleased to announce a contract to fabricate a new multi-cat vessel platform to support the aquaculture sector.

Full press release from Dales Marine:

Dales Marine Services has over 30 years’ experience in vessel engineering and dry dock services with multiple vessels visiting its dry docks in Aberdeen, Leith, Greenock and Troon, with a supporting dry dock at Grangemouth. The company has been working closely with the aquaculture sector delivering dry dock services at its west coast facilities in both Greenock and Troon, and providing offshore technicians and engineers to carry out urgent vessel maintenance and repair services in-situ.

Marine Design International Ltd is pleased to work with Dales Marine Services on the new build, Multifarm 18, after their success in a highly competitive international tendering process.

Simon Cormack, Director, Marine Design International Ltd, said on the award of this contract: “Dales Marine Services demonstrated an in-depth knowledge in vessel engineering and an ability to deliver at a competitive price. The new design has been developed with Mowi Ireland as a platform incorporating the hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical supplies required for operations on the farms. This latest model also has propulsion efficiency improvements for transits between sites.”

“Dales is thrilled to have secured this contract, which I know will become a key achievement in the company’s timeline. We have years of vessel engineering, repurposing vessels and knowing that we can transfer these skills into a multi-cat vessel build. Everyone at Dales is proud and pleased with this new vessel build,” said Michael Milne, Managing Director, Dales Marine Services.

“We know from our records that the Dales dry dock in Aberdeen last saw a vessel built in it during the late 1980s, when the dry dock was owned by Halls & Russell. It is an exciting chapter for the dry dock to be bringing back shipbuilding to Aberdeen, albeit a smaller vessel, but hopefully the start of bigger things to come,”  Michael Milne continued.

Michael Milne, Managing Director, Dales Marine Services Ltd at the Aberdeen Dry Docks

Photo: Michael Milne, MD of Dales Marine Services, at the Aberdeen Dry Docks