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Steel ship repair in the port of Antwerp

Yesterday morning a client requested us to attend one of their tankers in the port of Antwerp. Vessel noted hull damage on the aft due to contact with the jetty. In only one hour our team attended the vessel in the port of Antwerp to discuss the ship repairs with the captain and class society.

Class surveyor, Owner and our Supervisor decided to carry out a temporary steel ship repair because of the vessel going into dry dock next week. The necessary doubling plates were fabricated in our workshop in the port of Antwerp and transported alongside the vessel. Doubling plates were installed by our mobile repair team and fully welded.

The vessel could sail again only 30 hours after the owner contacted us. We also have to thank the terminal and port authorities which made it possible to perform the ship repairs as planned. And of course, last but not least we have to thank the ship’s crew who gave our mobile repair squad a small ‘present’. Also the agent, which assisted us before, during and after the works! Many thanks to all! Working during the night, in the pouring rain. I don’t have to explain why, but this was much appreciated by our team.

We have to thank the ship’s crew for the sandwiches ( made during the night ! ). And when we meet again we will bring you some nice Belgian waffles!

 

Salvage pipe

During cargo operations on a breakbulk terminal ( In Antwerp ) a large pipe fell into the water.
Such pipe can be of great danger to nearby vessel traffic, this means the pipe had to be salvaged as soon as possible.

Locating the pipe was another issue. Therefore we have sonar equipment available in order to locate the pipe. After searching for a while, we succeeded to locate the pipe and thus our diver went in to install the slings around the pipe.

With the assistance of the shorecrane we managed to hoist the pipe back onshore.

Our diving team takes care of diving works and several salvages such as;

  • cars
  • pipes
  • steel plates
  • forklifts
  • mobile cranes

 

Hull repair in Antwerp

During the summer we had to quote for some steel repairs for one of our good customers.
The vessel had some hull damage ( dentition ) and wasn’t allowed to sail anymore.

In these times ship repairs have to be performed very smoothly and as fast as possible.
The moment that our client placed the order we started preparing everything as much as we could.

Victory loves preparation!

We prepared the new insert, longitudinals, floor plating and more. As our trucks were loaded with our equipment we were ready to start the steel repairs. When the vessel arrived during the week at the Lay-by-berth / Repair berth in Antwerp ( which was arranged by us ) we came alongside in order to start the steel work.

After cutting out the damaged parts, the installing of the new parts could begin. The assistance of the ship’s crane made life easier and of course saved some money for our partner. Last but not least our certified welders finished the job by welding the new insert. NDT tests were performed and our certified welders passed the test ; the vessel could safely sail to its next port.

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Industrial Diving Services

Industrial Diving Services

Longueville is the perfect partner for all of your industrial diving works! Count on us to take care of all your underwater cleaning, welding, repairs and inspections right here in the harbour of Antwerp. Nevertheless we can be of assistance all across Belgium, Netherlands, France, …

Our industrial diving services
  • Sealing pipes in tanks
  • Sealing pump chambers
  • Assembly / disassembly and repairs to installations and equipment
  • Welding and cutting work
  • Inspections of requested items such as tanks, quays, locks, underwater installations, …
  • Ultra sonic thickness measurements
  • Salvaging
  • Cleaning and repair of water intakes
  • Coating appliance under water

Looking for industrial diving services?
Look no further. Shipcare  is honored to help you out. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price estimate.

Ship Repair Services

Steel works


Engine works


Pipe works


Cargo gear


Cargo lashing


Load testing


Life boat testing


Hydraulic works


Thermic lance


Repair berths


Looking for quality ship repair services in Antwerp?
Is one of your vessels facing a problem in Northern Europe, or do you want more information? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +32 3 540 03 20 or contact us via mail! We are at your disposal to help you out with all your planned and emergency ship repairs.

Underwater Ship Repair

Salvage


UW surveys


UW welding


Hull blanks


Hull Repair


Lifting


Propeller polishing

Propeller repairs


Looking for Underwater Ship Repair Services?
Enter a world of tradition and trademanship with Shipcare. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price quotation.

Hull aperture blanks

Hull aperture blanks for in-water valve replacement

Sea valves can be opened up inboard for inspection, maintenance or repairs, whilst the vessel remains afloat, by means of blanking apertures. Our specially designed blanking apertures have the ability to blank off sea inlets and overboard discharges safely and fast by our divers.

We always have a large stock of hull aperture blanks available in order to assist you as soon as possible in emergency cases.

Underwater hull repairs

Underwater Hull Repairs

Longueville has an approved underwater hull repair procedure for shell plating repairs, afloat. This procedure entails installing and welding a new insert plate and using watertight cofferdams.

The above method has been used several times, even on shaped forms, such as turn of bilge keels, etc.
By fitting an external cofferdam, a dry environment is created to allow access for our certified welders. This technique has received class approval as a permanent repair, without imposing a condition of class on the vessel.
We have a large stock of specially designed and in-house fabricated cofferdams. When required, we can fabricate tailor-made cofferdams to accommodate any size or shape necessary. Even overboard and inlet pipes can be repaired in this way.

  • Permanent hull repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Temporary hull repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Emergency repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Crack arresting

Underwater surveys and inspections

Underwater surveys and inspections

As our diving company is certified by all major classifications, we can perform all kinds of underwater surveys using our Underwater CCTV-equipment. Longueville is frequently asked to perform the following surveys or inspections:

  • In-water class survey – in lieu of dry docking
  • In-water class survey – extension of dry docking
  • General condition survey
  • Photo inspection
  • CCTV – Video inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Pre-purchase inspection
  • Damage assessment survey
  • Anti-fouling – marine growth analysis
  • Warranty inspections
  • Inspections of hull, propeller, rudder and other requested areas such as seachests, anodes, ICCP system …

Any damage to hull, propeller or other parts can be handled immediately by our underwater ship repair team.

Marine Services

Marine Services

Shipcare is a full marine services contractor, based in the harbour of Antwerp. The company was formed and has been run by the same family since 1882 – that’s a lot of history! From supplying mobile repair teams – for all your small ship repairs – up to tackling the most challenging ship repairs, Shipcare is available to ship owners and companies across whole the world. Our consistent presence in the Antwerp shipping industry is a testimony to our extensive experience and quality in all matter of marine services.Count on us for 24/7 service and a team of professionals that can take care of all of your afloat and other marine repairs. Voyage marine repairs are also tackled on a regular base.

Ship Repair Services


Underwater Services


Industrial Services


Construction Works


Looking for Marine Services?
Enter a world of tradition and trademanship with Shipcare. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price quotation.

History

History of an Antwerp Ship Repair Company

In 1882, Leopold Longueville started as a blacksmith in Antwerp and founded the Longueville Company. In that time the company also rendered ship repair services to numerous stevedoring and port transportation companies. Longueville was among the first to introduce and use the electric arc welding process! And this as early as the end of the nineteen-thirties. Soon Longueville supplied their mobile welding units to all major shipbuilders and performed all kinds of repair for numerous ship owners themselves. The blacksmith had built a ship repair company.

longueville

More than a century of succesfull ship repair business went by, and the company always stayed in the family. Harry Longueville, active in the ship repair business since the early nineteen eighties, broadened the scope of service capabilities. Being a professional commercial diver himself, he successfully combined diving with underwater repair, a rare thing among ship repair companies.

This in order to continue the general ship repairs and diving activities in port, afloat and off-shore and become the most complete ship repair company in Antwerp, and the North Sea.

From the 27 hectares premises, on which each entity is still operating individually and under its own name, the total synergy of ship repair companies is able to offer you the full range of marine repair services.

Our long-standing experience offers a solid basis for first class ship repairs and the highest standard of workmanship. Our motivated skilled workforce, fast, efficient and reliable, are ready to serve you 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Shipcare Your Ship Repair Provider in Belgium!

Ship Repair

We are an allround, flexible marine services workshop located in the port of Antwerp. We are specialized in all afloat repairs and offer a 24/7 hrs service. Our mobile teams are dedicated to carry out a fast and maximum cost effective repair in the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent, Rotterdam, Flushing. If needed we can send our teams onboard to perform the repairs during the voyage. We have the possibility to offer repair berths. Next to the repairs and marine services, we also do industrial works such as steel and construction works for our industrial clients.

Marine Services

Our services include the following ; general ship repair, all kinds of maintenance, all welding works with our certified welders, pipe repairs and renewals, general rigging works, repairs of winches, replacement of anchors and chains, mechanical repairs and maintenance of main and auxiliary engine, pumps, compressors and hydraulics. Besides this we also perform diving works and underwater ship repair, these are being tackled by our own in-house divers on a very regular base. Propeller polishings, all kinds of surveys, hull repairs, etc… are day-to-day business. Our divers are also available for all kinds of industrial diving works.

Contact

We find it very important to be fast and flexible , especially when combining this with high quality craftsmanship. Of course we don’t wish you any damages, but if anything happens, we will be there for you. In case of emergency you can contact us at our 24/7 number +32 3 540 03 20. For inquiries about marine services you can send us an e-mail at info@shipcare.be or via the contact form on our contact page. We will contact you as soon as possible. Our workshop can be found in Antwerp.

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Industrial Diving Services

Industrial Diving Services

Longueville is the perfect partner for all of your industrial diving works! Count on us to take care of all your underwater cleaning, welding, repairs and inspections right here in the harbour of Antwerp. Nevertheless we can be of assistance all across Belgium, Netherlands, France, …

Our industrial diving services
  • Sealing pipes in tanks
  • Sealing pump chambers
  • Assembly / disassembly and repairs to installations and equipment
  • Welding and cutting work
  • Inspections of requested items such as tanks, quays, locks, underwater installations, …
  • Ultra sonic thickness measurements
  • Salvaging
  • Cleaning and repair of water intakes
  • Coating appliance under water

Looking for industrial diving services?
Look no further. Shipcare  is honored to help you out. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price estimate.

Ship Repair Services

Steel works


Engine works


Pipe works


Cargo gear


Cargo lashing


Load testing


Life boat testing


Hydraulic works


Thermic lance


Repair berths


Looking for quality ship repair services in Antwerp?
Is one of your vessels facing a problem in Northern Europe, or do you want more information? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +32 3 540 03 20 or contact us via mail! We are at your disposal to help you out with all your planned and emergency ship repairs.

Underwater Ship Repair

Salvage


UW surveys


UW welding


Hull blanks


Hull Repair


Lifting


Propeller polishing

Propeller repairs


Looking for Underwater Ship Repair Services?
Enter a world of tradition and trademanship with Shipcare. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price quotation.

Hull aperture blanks

Hull aperture blanks for in-water valve replacement

Sea valves can be opened up inboard for inspection, maintenance or repairs, whilst the vessel remains afloat, by means of blanking apertures. Our specially designed blanking apertures have the ability to blank off sea inlets and overboard discharges safely and fast by our divers.

We always have a large stock of hull aperture blanks available in order to assist you as soon as possible in emergency cases.

Underwater hull repairs

Underwater Hull Repairs

Longueville has an approved underwater hull repair procedure for shell plating repairs, afloat. This procedure entails installing and welding a new insert plate and using watertight cofferdams.

The above method has been used several times, even on shaped forms, such as turn of bilge keels, etc.
By fitting an external cofferdam, a dry environment is created to allow access for our certified welders. This technique has received class approval as a permanent repair, without imposing a condition of class on the vessel.
We have a large stock of specially designed and in-house fabricated cofferdams. When required, we can fabricate tailor-made cofferdams to accommodate any size or shape necessary. Even overboard and inlet pipes can be repaired in this way.

  • Permanent hull repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Temporary hull repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Emergency repairs – above and below the waterline
  • Crack arresting

Underwater surveys and inspections

Underwater surveys and inspections

As our diving company is certified by all major classifications, we can perform all kinds of underwater surveys using our Underwater CCTV-equipment. Longueville is frequently asked to perform the following surveys or inspections:

  • In-water class survey – in lieu of dry docking
  • In-water class survey – extension of dry docking
  • General condition survey
  • Photo inspection
  • CCTV – Video inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Pre-purchase inspection
  • Damage assessment survey
  • Anti-fouling – marine growth analysis
  • Warranty inspections
  • Inspections of hull, propeller, rudder and other requested areas such as seachests, anodes, ICCP system …

Any damage to hull, propeller or other parts can be handled immediately by our underwater ship repair team.

Marine Services

Marine Services

Shipcare is a full marine services contractor, based in the harbour of Antwerp. The company was formed and has been run by the same family since 1882 – that’s a lot of history! From supplying mobile repair teams – for all your small ship repairs – up to tackling the most challenging ship repairs, Shipcare is available to ship owners and companies across whole the world. Our consistent presence in the Antwerp shipping industry is a testimony to our extensive experience and quality in all matter of marine services.Count on us for 24/7 service and a team of professionals that can take care of all of your afloat and other marine repairs. Voyage marine repairs are also tackled on a regular base.

Ship Repair Services


Underwater Services


Industrial Services


Construction Works


Looking for Marine Services?
Enter a world of tradition and trademanship with Shipcare. Contact us today with your questions or to request a price quotation.

History

History of an Antwerp Ship Repair Company

In 1882, Leopold Longueville started as a blacksmith in Antwerp and founded the Longueville Company. In that time the company also rendered ship repair services to numerous stevedoring and port transportation companies. Longueville was among the first to introduce and use the electric arc welding process! And this as early as the end of the nineteen-thirties. Soon Longueville supplied their mobile welding units to all major shipbuilders and performed all kinds of repair for numerous ship owners themselves. The blacksmith had built a ship repair company.

longueville

More than a century of succesfull ship repair business went by, and the company always stayed in the family. Harry Longueville, active in the ship repair business since the early nineteen eighties, broadened the scope of service capabilities. Being a professional commercial diver himself, he successfully combined diving with underwater repair, a rare thing among ship repair companies.

This in order to continue the general ship repairs and diving activities in port, afloat and off-shore and become the most complete ship repair company in Antwerp, and the North Sea.

From the 27 hectares premises, on which each entity is still operating individually and under its own name, the total synergy of ship repair companies is able to offer you the full range of marine repair services.

Our long-standing experience offers a solid basis for first class ship repairs and the highest standard of workmanship. Our motivated skilled workforce, fast, efficient and reliable, are ready to serve you 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Shipcare Your Ship Repair Provider in Belgium!

Ship Repair

We are an allround, flexible marine services workshop located in the port of Antwerp. We are specialized in all afloat repairs and offer a 24/7 hrs service. Our mobile teams are dedicated to carry out a fast and maximum cost effective repair in the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent, Rotterdam, Flushing. If needed we can send our teams onboard to perform the repairs during the voyage. We have the possibility to offer repair berths. Next to the repairs and marine services, we also do industrial works such as steel and construction works for our industrial clients.

Marine Services

Our services include the following ; general ship repair, all kinds of maintenance, all welding works with our certified welders, pipe repairs and renewals, general rigging works, repairs of winches, replacement of anchors and chains, mechanical repairs and maintenance of main and auxiliary engine, pumps, compressors and hydraulics. Besides this we also perform diving works and underwater ship repair, these are being tackled by our own in-house divers on a very regular base. Propeller polishings, all kinds of surveys, hull repairs, etc… are day-to-day business. Our divers are also available for all kinds of industrial diving works.

Contact

We find it very important to be fast and flexible , especially when combining this with high quality craftsmanship. Of course we don’t wish you any damages, but if anything happens, we will be there for you. In case of emergency you can contact us at our 24/7 number +32 3 540 03 20. For inquiries about marine services you can send us an e-mail at info@shipcare.be or via the contact form on our contact page. We will contact you as soon as possible. Our workshop can be found in Antwerp.

  • Samsung: BWMS and SSAS-PRO

    Since 2013 we are an official sales and service agent for the BWMS maker Samsung Heavy Industries. In cooperation with Techelec BVBA we take care of their sales and servicing in the Benelux, France, Germany and Denmark.

  • Harsonic

    Harsonic ensures that your vessel remains free of marine growth. By using ultrasound waves we avoid the initial step of marine growth in order to ensure maximum fuel efficiency and a huge reduction in your maintenance costs.

  • Anodes

    Are you willing to renew some anodes ? Be it either zinc or aluminium, we can offer you a wide range of cathodic protection. Even tailor made anodes can be offered upon request.

Water Ballast Tank cracks resulting in 16 inserts

On Sunday morning  we received a phone call from a car carrier's…

Renewal of hinges on a car carrier's aft ramp

/
After careful consideration of the vessel's manager, we have…

Starboard anchor installation on a tanker

On Friday We received the order confirmation from a trusted…

Disconnection and installation of mixer in aeration tank

On Thursday evening 31/10 we were contacted to carry out an urgent…

Steel ship repair in the port of Antwerp

Yesterday morning a client requested us to attend one of their…
Haven van Antwerpen

Shipcare lifting drydock door in the port of Antwerp

This project took place few years ago at a shipyard in Antwerp.…

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A Greek customer honored us with an order for the installation…

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Due to severe damage by stevedoring, our Greek customer had to…

Salvage pipe

During cargo operations on a breakbulk terminal ( In Antwerp…

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Steel ship repair in the port of Antwerp

Yesterday morning a client requested us to attend one of their tankers in the port of Antwerp. Vessel noted hull damage on the aft due to contact with the jetty. In only one hour our team attended the vessel in the port of Antwerp to discuss the ship repairs with the captain and class society.

Class surveyor, Owner and our Supervisor decided to carry out a temporary steel ship repair because of the vessel going into dry dock next week. The necessary doubling plates were fabricated in our workshop in the port of Antwerp and transported alongside the vessel. Doubling plates were installed by our mobile repair team and fully welded.

The vessel could sail again only 30 hours after the owner contacted us. We also have to thank the terminal and port authorities which made it possible to perform the ship repairs as planned. And of course, last but not least we have to thank the ship’s crew who gave our mobile repair squad a small ‘present’. Also the agent, which assisted us before, during and after the works! Many thanks to all! Working during the night, in the pouring rain. I don’t have to explain why, but this was much appreciated by our team.

We have to thank the ship’s crew for the sandwiches ( made during the night ! ). And when we meet again we will bring you some nice Belgian waffles!