About Pallion Shipyard
A one stop shop for shipowners
Pallion provides a "One Stop Shop" for shipowners, having brought all of the following facilities in-house:
All welding practices, including alloy/stainless
Engine and machinery repairs
Painting, shotblasting and HP washing
Supply of spares and consumables
Pallion Engineering Limited is a unique Ship Building, Ship repair and
steel fabrication facility.
Built as a state of the art Ship Building Factory the facility, while retaining its new build capacity,
has successfully diversified into the engineering and ship repair markets.
The total production process is totally under one roof and covers a floor area in excess of 30,000m2.
Pallion Engineering Limited is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week and 52 weeks of the year Shipyard, not effected by the elements which improves both the product and the productivity.
We extend an open invitation to anyone to visit the yard and witness the facilities first hand.
To arrange a visit please contact
Peter Callaghan on 0191 564 0404.
Alan G. Dickinson
Covering a site of 30 acres, Pallion has 30,000m2 of covered facilities along with adjacent berthage. With all production areas enclosed, the yard is independent of the British weather making it a truly 365 day a year operation.
Situated on the River Wear in Sunderland, the yard is centrally located for the North Sea being 280 miles north of London and 245 miles south of Aberdeen with excellent road, rail and air links to Europe and beyond.
• Length 181.0 metres
• Breadth 50.0 metres
• Gate width 49.5 metres
• Depth over blocks 5.0 metres
• Height to crane rail 30.0 metres
• Bottom loading 500 t/m2
Well appointed dock allows single or multiple new builds or dockings with unrestricted access and the benefits of overhead cranage. Substantial landing areas allow for heavy load out operations.
• Gantry cranes 2 off at 80 tonnes
• Total lift over dock 160 tonnes
• Mobile cranes up to 20 tonnes
• Kamag’s 110 tonne & 40 tonne
• Forklifts - various front & side loading
• Cherry pickers and access platforms
• Integral scaffolding to dock
• Assorted fabrication trestles to 60 tonnes
• Substantial storage areas inside and out
• Gantry cranes to all fab bays & workshops
This area offers some 3000m2 of usable space for the sorting, storage and handling. It is serviced by two semi Goliath Cranes at 10 and 5 ton respectively.
BAY 1 - Plate and section treatment line
The treatment unit comprises of a fabrication pre-heat steel wash tank, a pre-heater, shot blast unit, paint spray and drying cabinet. DIMENSIONS Length 45.0m Width 12.5m Area 560m2
BAY 2 - Preparation Area
The preparation area covers 19,045 sq ft and contains two Messer Gresham Plasma Cutting Machines including two Anderson water tables. The bay is serviced by a 10 tonne Morris Overhead Travelling Crane. DIMENSIONS Length 60.0mm Width 29.5m Height to Crane Rail 6.0m Area 1,770m
BAY 3 - Preparation Area
This bay consists of 23,807 sq ft and incoporates a 10 tonne magnet crane and a 5 tonne crane, it contains the major plate forming machines and incorporates the following: 600 tonne press, 400 tonne flanging guillotine and a 300 tonne flanging press. DIMENSIONS Length 75.0m Width 29.5m Height to Crane Rail 6.0m Area 2,210m
BAY 4 - Assembly Area
This area is serviced by a 2 tonne crane and a 13 tonne crane. The area is approximately 18,077 sq ft and mainly contains gantry mounted welding and fabrication equipment, leaving the floor effectively free for fabrication of minor and sub-assembled units. PRINCIPAL EQUIPMENT 2 x 10 tonne EOT hook cranes 1 x 5 tonne EOT hook crane DIMENSIONS Length 105.0m Width 7.8m Height to Crane Rail 7.8m Area 18,077m
BAY 5 - Fabrication Hall
This bay covers an area of 76,262 sq ft and is designed for major fabrication up to a limiting weight of 90 tonnes. DIMENSIONS Length 135.0m Width 52.5m Height to crane 16.0m Area 7,080m PRINCIPAL EQUIPMENT 3 x 10 tonne semi portal hook cranes: * 14.5m span x 7.5m rail to rail 2 x 50 te EOT hook cranes: * 95 te maximum combined lifting capability
BAY 6 - Construction Hall
This area of the site incorporates the dock with dimensions at 181m long x 50m wide which constitutes an area of 108,674 sq ft. DIMENSIONS Length 180.0m Width 58.5m Height to crane rail 30.0m Area 10,530m2 4 x 40 te EOT hook cranes :- 160 te maximum combined lifting capability. Welding equipment and fume extraction systems. Materials Handling Equipment, 1 x 100 tonne self elevating transporter, 1 x 40 tonne self elevating transporter. Various front and side loading fork lift trucks.