Marine Repair

Marine fleets work hard, and repair services are necessary for keeping your ships functional and efficient. VLS provides repair services that are compliant and sustainable.
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Drydocks and Topside

The primary VLS Marine division is located in Port Arthur, Texas, on the Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 278. This property is over 20 acres and features 1,500 feet of bulkhead waterfront and 12 feet of water depth at the bulkhead. Our team can service up to 12 30k barges at one time in this location.

Notable features and equipment at this location include:

  • BIG JOHN 280′ x 92′ x 8′ drydock with a 4,500-ton capacity
  • MISS JENNA 240′ x 80′ x 8′ drydock with a 3,500-ton capacity
  • Three Manitowoc tower cranes with 200-foot reach and 8-ton capacity

Our Services

VLS provides a wide range of repair and maintenance services for ships, including:

  • Sandblasting and painting: Seawater is responsible for corrosion in ships, so protective coatings are essential. At VLS, we provide sandblasting and painting services under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). These services extend your ships’ lifetimes and keep the environment clean of harmful chemicals.
  • Heavy steel repair: Long hours on the ocean allow corrosion to wear away at a ship’s steel. Our heavy steel repair can reinforce your ship for its next trip and prevent any failures or component losses in open water.
  • Crane service: High-capacity cranes are critical for making repairs, moving materials from decks, and recovering components from the ocean. Our team is equipped to handle crane-related repairs and needs. 
  • Ship inspections: Inspecting your ship is vital for your company’s compliance and safety. The VLS team is permitted to conduct annual inspections for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Ship Inspection Report programme (SIRE) procedures.
  • Preventive maintenance: While you can turn to VLS for ship repairs, our team can also catch problems before they start. Preventive maintenance is essential for saving money on costly repairs, maintaining efficiency, improving fuel usage for a smaller carbon footprint, and keeping broken ship components out of our oceans. We can also help you with topside dock preparation before your next trip.
Marine repair services at VLS

Our Sustainability Focus

At VLS, our sustainability focus includes three pillars — environmental protection, social performance, and governance practices. Through our marine repair services, we address these three aspects in everything we do.

Our environmental protection focuses on reducing ocean pollution. We also employ safe and sustainable methods for sandblasting and painting to limit harmful chemicals in the ocean and atmosphere.

You can see our dedication to social performance in our utmost care for every employee. In addition to intensive training programs to ensure every worker’s safety, we create a warm and supportive work environment for every team member.

Our commitment to governance involves compliance in every process. We align with all governing bodies for environmental safety and marine activity to keep your company compliant at every step.

Choose VLS for Marine Repair

VLS Environmental Solutions is your resource for sustainable, safe, and compliant marine repair. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our capabilities. 

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