Burgess Marine expanding operations in Lowestoft with contracts worth £2m

A vessel docking at Burgess Marine's shipyard in Lowestoft. Picture: James Tourgout/Deep South Media

A vessel docking at Burgess Marine's shipyard in Lowestoft. Picture: James Tourgout/Deep South Media - Credit: Supplied

An independent ship repairer is riding a wave of prosperity in East Anglia's maritime sector with further investment in its regional operations.

Burgess Marine Lowestoft is currently working on projects in England and France – including the launch of a locally-made pontoon – with a combined worth of £2m. It follows the completion of a project for the UK Border Force in Malta.

Following a restructure it has successfully grown the business locally to support customers such as Boston Putford, Dover Harbour Board and numerous major contracts on the Thames.

The firm acquired the Small & Co shipyard on Commercial Road two years ago, within the ABP owned and operated Port of Lowestoft.

Paul Kirby, general manager of Burgess Marine Lowestoft, said: 'Having successfully restructured the business earlier this year it's great to see further growth locally and we are clearly benefiting by being part of the bigger Burgess Marine business.'


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'To have built the Thames pontoon here in Lowestoft is fantastic and furthermore the team have greatly enjoyed supporting works in both Malta and today in France.'

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