Our Services – Engineering Engineering Solutions

Shepherd Offshore supply fabrications and multi-skilled labour to the Oil and Gas, Subsea, Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Construction and general Engineering industries. We look to integrate throughout client supply chains working to our clients’ requirements & standards, while providing flexible added value at every stage.

We provide a full turnkey, quality engineering service – from initial design, manufacturing, fabrication and installation, to final commissioning.

We offer a full range of fabrication services and labour support, including bespoke work, to meet your specific project requirements.

Whether you’re looking for bespoke support fabrications, equipment, design solutions, sea fastening, lashing and securing for your cargo, equipment in transit or the mobilisation or demobilisation of a vessel – our engineering team is on hand to help you.

Our teams work to meet all requirements and the highest of standards, integrating their skills and experience throughout our client’s supply chains.

Our highly skilled and versatile workforce has over 40 years of experience and is supported by our management systems – ISO 9001 and 18001. With our waterside facilities and internal capacity, we have the ability to deliver immediately.

Shepherd Offshore’s riverside location

Our two waterside facilities on the North Bank of the River Tyne support any design and fabrication work required during your vessel’s mobilisations.

With their adjacent heavy lift capacity and vast capability in materials handling they provide immediate added value.

With deep-water layby berths and a wet berth facility, including a marine test tank which is 56m by 38m by 12m Shepherd Offshore has both the capability and capacity for heavy engineering projects across industries.

Vessel mobilisations and demobilisations

With over 1500m of quay frontage, supported by 80 acres of adjacent infrastructure, Shepherd Offshore has the ability to offer a complete load out and mobilisation or demobilisation service for your vessel, at either facility. Our versatile teams work to industry-leading standards and requirements to ensure immediate added value, optimising every moment of your project.

We have conducted over 3,000 mobilisations and demobilisations as a company, providing essential support.

We work directly for many leading global companies, providing essential support services from project support, to deck modification, to sea fastenings, to critical product support, to the removal and releasing of equipment.

Experienced hot works team

Our fully coded welding team specialise in material-securing systems and product engineering solutions, ensuring the safe and efficient transport of your cargo throughout the world.

Hot works

At-a-glance we offer

  • In-house design from our project team and CAD technicians
  • Project management
  • MIG welding
  • TIG welding
  • ARC welding
  • Coded welders
  • Precision burning personnel
  • Experienced, multi-skilled labour
  • Material supply
  • In-house capability and capacity
  • Waterside heavy load-bearing capability
  • Internal capability
  • Project-specific areas
  • Wet berth Facility
  • Marine Test Tank
  • Extensive concrete areas
  • Testing

At a glance, Shepherd Offshore offers a range of manual arc welding processes:

  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Manual metal arc welding (MMA)
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)

And a range of gas metal arc welding processes:

  • MIG welding
  • MAG welding
  • TIG welding


We construct a wide variety of fabrications to suit individual requirements. Working closely with global companies, we’re experts in providing quality service – from lightweight structural steelwork, to major installation reel repairs.

Repairs and modifications

Our engineering team undertakes a number of large and small projects throughout the year. We integrate strategically into each client’s supply chain, either at the start of the repairing reel process, fabricating furniture to support product packaging or preparation in the final packaging or packing of reels.

We assist visiting subsea support and cargo vessels with a wide range of repairs and modifications, from broken handrails to deck modifications and the fitting of hardware.

Seafastenings – lashing and securing 

Our fully coded welders/fabricators and vessel teams provide a complete lashing and securing service, with the application of approved systems for sea crossings. We cater to even the most complex loads and cargo.

Industry standard procedures

Our fully qualified coded welders and fabrication personnel work to the highest standards supported by our ISO Management Systems.

We take pride in providing a high-quality, competitive engineering service that helps you meet your project targets and time frame.

Shepherd Offshore is focused on delivering work to the highest of standards with rigorous internal and external audit programs.  Our OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001 management systems ensure compliance with client standards and applicable laws and regulations to promote our continual improvement and growth.

“We work to provide our clients with an unrivalled service, offering a complete solution, and working with all stakeholders to create immediate added value from concept through to finished and delivered product.” Daniel Thompson, General Manager

Talk to our bespoke design team

Our engineers are experienced in conceiving and developing bespoke design solutions. With our industry and product knowledge, we will assist in developing customised solutions to support your product.

For more information or to discuss your engineering needs, speak to our project management team.

Call us on +44 (0)191 262 9614 or email headoffice@shepherdoffshore.com.

About Us

We are an established, innovative and driven organisation, working in partnership with employees, suppliers, local government and customers alike and we will stop at nothing to deliver the best solutions and expertise possible. Local teamwork, with global results.

The Company has strategically invested and developed local infrastructure which has directly attracted the Oil and Gas sector, Marine, Renewable Energy providers and Construction Industries to the Region & beyond. All supported and communicated through our many corporate values based on responsible regeneration and partnership working.

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