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Highly experienced and ready to provide a broad range of engineering and repair services to all commercial vessels

Operating New Zealand’s largest marine engineering facility and dry-dock, we are well equipped to tackle complex, multi-disciplined projects for a vast array of vessels. Our extensive project management and engineering experience, coupled with our maritime knowledge and technical resources, enables us to confidently and efficiently work in partnership with our customers.

Your challenge, our solutions

From our facilities in Devonport, Auckland, we can provide a broad range of engineering and repair services in dry-dock or deep water ship repair berths.

Your challenge

Restricted operating budget and cost controls

Our solution

We provide real time cost and budget updates throughout the project to ensure expectations are met. Upfront detailed planning ensures a common understanding that minimises technical and programme risks.

Your challenge

Technical vessel design and modifications

Our solution

Our services span designing for retrofit of new subsea research equipment to yacht structural modifications. Our technical services include calibration of sensitive electronic equipment, survey and 3-D scanning.

Your challenge

Full-service ship repair

Our solution

We operate a full-service facility that includes workshops for marine fitting and machining, hull and industrial coatings, steel and pipe fabrication, electrical fitting, diesel and fuel injection, and calibration.

Your challenge

Require a large berthing facility, privacy and security for works

Our solution

Operating from NZ's Navy principal location, our secure and private dry-dock is 181.4 metres in length, with capacity for vessels up to 22 metres beam. Berthage is up to 275 metres in length, with 14 metres draft.

Your challenge

Large scale ship repair

Our solution

Our dry-dock is equipped with a 40 tonne travelling dockside crane, 8 tonne travelling berthside crane and on-site mobiles to 50 tonnes. The electricity capacity, water and compressed air are also fit for purpose.

Your challenge

Require a certified and trusted partner

Our solution

We are certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 standard and work with allied marine engineering and specialist contractors in dry-docking repairs and conversions. Our global customers trust us to deliver for them.

Our dry-dock capabilities:

Trusted to deliver: Marine engineering, design, survey and refitting services

  • drydock length overall: 181.4m; maximum entrance breath at high water: 24.3m; and
  • onsite repair berths available to maximum 275m and 11.0m low water draught.
  • marine fitting and Machining;
  • diesel and fuel injection;
  • steel and pipe fabrication;
  • hull and industrial coatings;
  • electrical fitting and electronics;
  • hull survey; and
  • Calibration Centre with ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 certification.

On-site design Consultancy Marine Industrial Design (MID) providing:

  • naval architects and marine and electrical engineers:
  • systems engineering; and
  • reliability and maintenance optimisation

Meet MID (Marine Industrial Design)

MID is our in-house Marine design consultancy trusted by our clients to provide proven, independent, reliable marine engineering solutions.

Proven experience

Established in 1996, MID has a history of successful projects and a long list of satisfied clients.

The right people for the job

MID consist of Naval Architects, Marine, Mechanical, Electrical and Design Engineers who are ready to provide a blend of innovation and ingenuity.

Latest projects: Dry-docked 70m research vessel, Tangaroa

Latest projects: Dry-docked 70m research vessel, Tangaroa

Babcock NZ dry-docked the 70 metre, 2,291 grt research survey vessel Tangaroa in August 2018 to undergo a 16 day survey, preservation and maintenance work package.

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Latest projects: Dry-docked 70m research vessel, Tangaroa

Latest projects: Caledonia Sky completes third docking with Babcock

Latest projects: Caledonia Sky completes third docking with Babcock

The 4,200 grt passenger cruise ship, Caledonian Sky, managed by Sweden’s Salen Ship Management, dry-docked with Babcock in 2014 and 2016, and again in 2018.

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Latest projects: Caledonia Sky completes third docking with Babcock

Latest projects: 69m Tomi Maru returns for dry-docking and maintenance

Latest projects: 69m Tomi Maru returns for dry-docking and maintenance

The 69 metre factory fishing trawler Tomi Maru 87 returned to Babcock NZ to undergo a 3 week dry-docking and maintenance period. Tomi Maru 87 has been coming to the Devonport Dockyard for approximately twenty years for a mix of dry-docking and engine and machinery overhaul projects.

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Latest projects: 69m Tomi Maru returns for dry-docking and maintenance

Get in contact

Would you like more information about our commercial marine services?

Keith Drake - Business Development Manager NZ

Keith Drake

Business Development Manager NZ