Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd – Company Profile

Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd – Company Profile

Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd is a ship building and vessel repair company based in Whitby in North Yorkshire. Parkol offers a full range of marine engineering services to the fishing, workboat and pleasure craft industries.

As well as providing great client service to existing customers the management team actively pursue new market areas and have recently invested in facilities and staff training in readiness for taking advantage of opportunities in the East Coast wind farm industry (Dogger Bank and Hornsea Windfarms). Parkol complements the needs of this sector in being able to provide fast response vessel repair and maintenance services and as such it offers an exciting opportunity for further diversification of the core business. Accordingly Parkol are working with Scarborough Borough Council to actively support the Whitby and Scarborough Offshore Wind venture.

Parkol proudly continues the long heritage of ship building in Whitby and is located at Eskside Wharf on the original site of three dry docks which date back to the early 1700s. Parkol was first established in 1971 and carried out vessel repair and maintenance from a site at Spittal Bridge before moving to larger premises at Eskside Wharf in 1992.

The facilities on Eskside Wharf comprise of two work sheds (35m x 20m and 20m x 7m) and two boat building berths which can accommodate new builds up to 27m long x 8m beam. There is also a floating dry dock with a capacity of up to 450T (vessel size 5m draft x 42m long x 10.5m beam) and mobile crane with 50T capacity.

The services provided include steel, aluminium, stainless fabrication, overhauls, repair and maintenance, hydraulics, electronics, pneumatics, refrigeration, installation of equipment and machinery, cleaning and painting, shot-blasting, ultra-high pressure water-blasting and zinc coating.

From new builds to repairs and refurbishment, Parkol’s reputation is built on providing a bespoke product and quality service utilising its 40 skilled in-house staff who take much pride in their work. The company has built 32 vessels since 1997 ranging in length from 10 to 27m for all types of use and fishing methods. These include twin and single rig trawlers, pair trawlers, gill netters, pair seiners, vivier crabbers, scallopers, pilot vessel and pleasure craft. The vessels have been built for clients all over the UK ranging from the Shetlands Islands, East and West Coast of Scotland, Cumbria, Yorkshire Coast, Pembrokeshire to Cornwall and Devon.

The company also has experience at carrying out specialist one-off projects such as wheelhouse and casing enlargements, vessel lengthening and sheltering, vessel type conversions, fuel efficiency upgrades, custom made nozzles, vessel re-engining and hull shape modifications.

Parkol recently diversified into the workboat sector building vessels for the salmon farm industry and its current vessel a 27m overall length, 23.95m registered, 9.4m breadth twin screw salmon feed carrier is due for delivery in December 2014. The vessel is being built for LCL Shipping Ltd and will be equipped with a stable platform for crane operations and will carry 190 1T salmon feed bags in a single cargo hold.

Parkol has a small locally based management team led by Managing Director Jim Morrison and comprises of in-house Naval Architect, Fabrication, Engineering and Project Managers. This professional dedicated team is able to respond quickly to clients’ needs and has a track record of providing robust workable solutions. Coupled with a highly skilled manufacturing and technically competent workforce Parkol has built up a wide client base that generates a high level of repeat business.


Contact details: Sally Atkinson Project Manager Tel: 01947 602669 Mob: 07917 729472

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