Located in North Devon at the mouth of the River Torridge, Harland & Wolff (Appledore) has a rich history of shipbuilding. More than 300 vessels have been built here including military craft, bulk carriers, LPG carriers, superyachts, ferries, and oil-industry support vessels

The site features a 119m long covered drydock as part of the main building yard as well as the adjacent repair, commissioning and outfitting quays and a facility in Newquay.

The Appledore Yard was founded in 1855. It constructed elements of the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, bow sections for HMS Queen Elizabeth and built two Róisín class patrol boats for the Irish Naval Service.

Our dockyard

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MAIN HALL AND DRY DOCK

  • 2 x 60t main hoist and auxillary hoist of 10t
  • 7 x 10t gantry crane
  • Drydock 118m x 33.5m
  • Tides range from 3.4m – 6.8m
  • Height from dock bottom to underside of crane is 21m
  • Extensive 110V, 240V and 415V electrical supplies
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PANEL HALL AND BAR PREPARATION AREA

  • 2 x 30t overhead crane
  • 8t vacuum lifting beam
  • 2 x 5t overhead crane
  • Transfer car systems
  • 12m working height to underside of crane
  • Automated gas cutting facilities up to 200mm
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BURNING HALL AND DESIGN OFFICES

  • 3 x 10t overhead crane
  • 6t vacuum lighting beam
  • 2 x Techserv plasma cutter with extractor
  • Guillotine up to 12.5mm thick
  • Plate rollers up to 35mm thick
  • Press 640t pressure
  • Transfer car out onto steel stockyard
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MINOR ASSEMBLY AND COLD FRAME BENDING SHOP

  • 1 x 20t and 1 x 10t overhead cranes
  • Plate rollers and brake press 20t pressure
  • Techserv plasma and gas cutting machine
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STEEL STOCKYARD AND SHOT BLAST PLANT

  • 10t Goliath crane 62m span
  • Plate shot blast plant with automatic spray booth
  • Blast up to 3m wide x 0.5m section areas
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SOUTHSIDE (3 STOREYS)

  • Joinery and electrical workshop
  • Consumable stores
  • Maintenance shop
  • Project office space
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PIPE FABRICATION AREA

  • 1 x 10t and 1 x 5t overhead cranes
  • Pipe racking system
  • Steel bandsaws and crop saws
  • 200mm automated pipe bender
  • Pipe shot blast unit
  • Welding benches and extraction
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FITTING AND MACHINE SHOP

  • 5t overhead crane 5m height
  • Lathes, bandsaws and milling machines
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LIFE BOAT SLIP

  • 5t crane
  • 40m slip
  • 8t electric winch
  • Spray booth
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MAIN STORES

  • Eaves height 6m
  • Racking (5 pallet high)
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ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION AND BACK UP GENERATOR

  • 2 x transformer
  • 2,000amp with 400 kVa
  • 3 x diesel oil generator
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SKILLS CENTRE

  • Single storey training centre
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GATEHOUSE

  • 24-hour security
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NEWQUAY YARD

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COMMISSIONING & OUTFITTING QUAY

  • Extensive quayside
  • Ample mooring bollards
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90m PATENT SLIP FOR VESSELS UP TO 300t

  • Hydraulic winches
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SMALL BOAT FACILITY

  • New build / repair of boats up to 20m
  • 2 x 15t cranes