Our Services

Aberdeen Marine Ltd is a highly experienced company offering a wide range of services to clients who require inshore or inland diving expertise. Using only experienced Contract Managers, knowledgeable Supervisors and skilled divers, we ensure your project is completed on time and on budget. Our personnel have worked all over the UK and abroad, in a wide range of disciplines and bring many years of experience in projects such as:


Underwater Inspections

Underwater inspections inc. subsea video, Cygnus measurements and Bathycorrometer readings


Underwater Cutting & Welding

Underwater welding, burning and cutting, using oxythermic Broco cutting equipment and including repairs to steel piles.


Concrete Repairs

Concrete repairs above and below water including repairs to spalled concrete, shutter / formwork installation and pours, concrete bagwork, etc.


Outfalls / Pipelines

Outfall and pipeline installations, repairs, maintenance and inspections.


Harbours / Slipways / Piers

Breakwater / Slipway / Jetty / Pier / Harbour repairs and maintenance covering all aspects including above and below water defects, timber repairs, fender installation, deck repairs, etc.


Scour Protection

Scour protection using grout bags / concrete mattresses / rock armour to all types of underwater structures including bridge piers, breakwaters, harbour walls, jetties, etc.


Aberdeen Marine carry out a wide variety of projects from minor bridge inspections to major infrastructure installations / repairs.
Our recently completed works include:

Aird Mhor Walkways

As part of a multi-harbour repairs project for Western isles Council (Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar), Aberdeen Marine supplied and installed a number of fabricated and galvanised steel handrails to Aird Mhor Ferry Terminal walkways. Also included in this overall project were timber and tyre fender repairs to Vatersay Slipway and repairs to fenders at Berneray Ferry Terminal. Aberdeen Marine have now carried out a number of projects in the Western Islesc and while the weather and locations can sometimes be challenging our preparation and thoroughness ensure we completed these projects on time and budget, keeping this Client very happy.

Northumberland Energy Park

The main works here comprised the demolition and removal of a redundant jetty, requiring the careful slinging, cutting and removal of the old timber walkways, then subsea cutting of timber piles and finally burning and removal of the steel piles. Subsequent visits were also carried out to burn and remove sections of the steel sheet piled walls and also to carry out post works dive surveys for the Client.

BAE Scotstoun Deepwater Berth

Aberdeen Marine were contracted to provide the dredging, marine plant and dive teams to carry out the full range of works to remove a section of the existing 'sonar pits' and construct a full new 'sonar pit' between the existing structures. This large-scale project required multiple dive teams on site and a wide range of supporting equipment. The River Clyde can be a challenging environment due to the continual silt ingress to the working areas, requiring a full-time pump to remove this. A large steel shutter was designed and installed to assist with the positioning of the new pre-castconcrete bloks and this was cut up subsea and removed once the blocks were in their final positions.

Kilchoan Ferry Terminal Concrete Repairs

Kilchoan is an active ferry terminal that had suffered from a number of voids below the structure and some concrete damage / spalling below the main deck. A range of repairs were carried out to various areas of and around the strucure, using a variety of different repair materials. Scaffolding was required to access the repairs below the deck soffit and as this was in a tidal zone regular inspections and modifications to this were necessary.

Babcock Rosyth

Aberdeen Marine have been involved in works at Babcock Rosyth for over two years now, taking over as encumbent supplier of dive teams from a previous company. Recent works have included a range of diving projects on the Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier, along with a large number of infrastructure works, repairs and installations on the base itself.
AM are often called out at short notice to provide diving assistance and have diving equipment dedicated to support this important Clients varying and sometimes challenging requirements.

Perth Harbour Berth 3 Repairs

This project comprised a wide range of operations to repair a number of defects and install new equipment at Berth 3, Perth Harbour.
Works included weld repairs to the steel sheet piled wall, supply and installation of new support steelwork to an existing outfall pipe, supply and installation of a number of new flap valves, supply and installation of a new drainage chamber valve and repairs to a number of areas of the harbour deck, including supply and installation of new manhole covers and reprofiling of the deck.

Aberdeen Marine personnel have also been involved in a wide range of projects throughout the UK & Ireland, these include:

    • Farrans - Northumberland Energy Park
    • Angus Council - Harbour Diving Inspections
    • Argyll & Bute Council - Cuan Ferry Slipway Repairs
    • Babcock Rosyth - POW & Infrastructure Works
    • Farrans - BAE West Knuckle Mattress Works
    • Aberdeenshire Council - Banff Harbour Repairs
    • Perth & Kinross Council - Bridges Repair Pack
    • Aberdeenshire Council - Aboyne & Ballater Bridges Scour Repairs
    • Farrans / Fife Council - Pittenweem Breakwater Repairs
    • Crown Estates - Portgordon East Quay Emergency Repairs
    • Aberdeenshire Council - Gourdon Knuckle Repairs
    • Sandhaven Harbour Trust - Underwater Concrete Repairs
    • Aberdeenshire Council - Caldhame Bridge Repairs
    • Aberdeenshire Council - Harbour Surveys
    • Collieston Harbour Trust - Collieston Pier Repairs
    • Milford Haven Port - Underwater Repairs 2013
    • Briggs Marine - Kinross SPS Outfall Installation
    • Briggs Marine - Burntisland Sluice Gate Installation
    • BAM Nuttall - Berwick Breakwater Refurbishment
      • CMAL - Colintraive Outfall Installation
      • Western Isles Council - Various Harbour Repair Works
      • Argyll & Bute Council - Cuan Ferry Slipway Repairs
      • Perth & Kinross Council - Perth Harbour Berth 3 Repairs
      • Western Isles Council - Spinal Route Principal Bridge Inspections
      • Loch Lomond - Diving Surveys of Piers & Pontoons
      • Farrans Construction - Ardrossan Breakwater Repairs
      • Moray Council - Buckie Harbour Wave Wall Repairs
      • Farrans Construction - Ardrossan Breakwater Repairs
      • Black & Veatch - Penwhirn Reservoir Works
      • Aquarius Marine - Craigshead Reservoir Works
      • Clydeport - Corpach Walkways Demolition
      • Aberdeenshire Council - Gourdon Harbour Repairs
      • Aberdeenshire Council - North Water Bridges
      • Aberdeenshire Council - Banff Harbour Repairs
      • Briggs Marine - Lochaline Ferry Terminal Repairs
      • Briggs Marine - Anstruther Outfall Tideflex Valve
      • Aberdeenshire Council - Broadley Bridge Repairs

Meet The Team

Our team of Managers, both office and site based, have many years of experience in all types of marine and civil engineering projects.

John Frew

Operations Manager

Scott Laurie

Engineering Manager

Richard Stuart

Site Manager / Diving Supervisor

Latest News


General Works 2022 - The Company continues to work with Forth Logistics at various locations on the Firth of Forth, providing subsea services for a range of tasks including inspections / repairs to vessels moored on the Firth and diving support for projects at Babcock Rosyth. Other works over the year include a number of bridge repair contracts and works on various piers / harbours / ferry terminals around the mainland and on the Western Isles. 


February 2022 - A high-profile contract from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park has been won by Aberdeen Marine; this will entail works on nine structures / piers around Loch Lomond to ensure these facilities can be enjoyed safely by Loch visitors for some time to come. A wide variety of works will be carried out including fender repairs / installations, timber replacement, concrete repairs, new mooring chains, etc.


October 2021 - The City of Edinburgh Council have awarded the contract for repairs and dredging at the historic Hawes Pier to Aberdeen Marine. This has been delayed for sometime due to the delays in the necessary consents and licences being implemented, but the works will now be carried out in the near future. 


June  2021 - We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the contract to carry out the fender repairs and installation at Armadale Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Skye for CMAL. This prestigious contract will be carried out over the Autumn months and will involve a variety of innovate solutions to ensure the ongoing maintenance at Armadale is fulfilled to the Clients requirements. 


January 2021 - Aberdeen Marine are delighted to announce the construction has finally been completed on their new Operations Depot unit, which will provide valuable storage and working space to maintain their range of Towavan Diving Spreads, Portable Systems and ancillary equipment. The operations yard has plenty of additional storage space than can be used for a variety of purposes such as the storage of our site welfare and office units, our safety / work boats and a multitude of other equipment. 


October 2020 - Aberdeen Marine have been appointed as 'Approved Contractors' to the Glasgow City Council Masonry Works Framework, providing skills and services for a wide range of civil and stonework repairs throughout the GCC area.


July 2020 - Despite a difficult year for all due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the additional restrictions / procedures necessary to ensure the safety of our personnel working on projects throughout the country, Aberdeen Marine were successfully audited again for the ISO9001 Quality certification and have successfully upgraded the procedures to the latest standard.


March 2020 - Aberdeen Marine continue to provide diving and 'splash' support to Advanced Rope Access, who are a Framework Contractor to Network Rail, providing rope access and additional services for bridge repairs throughout the Scottish Rail Network area.


January 2020 - Aberdeen Marine have been appointed as 'Framework Contractors' to Argyll & Bute Council's Marine Works Framework. AM have carried out a range of works for Argyll & Bute Council over the years and are delighted to expand on this working relationship.


Aberdeen Marine Ltd is a full member of the 'Association of Diving Contractors'.

The Company has also recently achieved Constructionline Gold certification and has 'Acclaim' Health and Safety accreditation.

Aberdeen Marine Ltd is registered with the HSE as a Diving Contractor and operates a Safety Management System compliant with ISO 9001:2015 / OHSAS 18001.




We are happy to discuss your requirements over the telephone during normal office hours.
For diving and marine civils projects, please contact John Frew, Operations Manager, on office 01563 550090 or mobile 07825 818980.
If you prefer a face to face meeting or would like us to attend a site visit we are happy to oblige, please call to arrange this for a time that suits you.
Our head office and operations depot addresses are shown below.


Head Office Address

Glen Orchy Place, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA2 0LU

Operations Depot Address

11 Simonsburn Road, Loreny Industrial Estate, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire,

Office Telephone

01563 550090

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