Sembmarine SLP Facilities and Location

With an extensive construction area and capacity to transfer up to 6,000 tonnes via two load out quays, Sembmarine SLP’s facilities and location are second to none. Our geographical location on a promontory in Lowestoft allows direct access to the North Sea, whilst the harbour benefits from a low tidal range which significantly assists the load out operation. The direct sea access facilitates both cargo barges and coasters for receipt of materials and delivery of completed structures.

Other amenities onsite include engineering and procurement offices, bulk storage, substantial fabrication workshops, construction areas, and blasting and painting shops which ensure a smooth transition through the phases of EPC and EPIC contracting.

Sembmarine SLP's key amenities include:

  • Extensive construction facilities to 55,000m²
  • Nominal load bearing capacity of 10t/m²
  • Capacity to transfer up to 6,000 tonnes via two load out quays
  • Capability to moor barges up to 120m in length and 35m wide next to the load out quay, for onward transportation

The site is manned 24/7 by security professionals, and access to the site is controlled through a single entry point which also has access to full site video surveillance. The main site is protected on the sea-ward side by the sea-defence walls and from the land-ward side by the dock itself. 

Lowestoft has its own rail link with the station less than a mile from the site facilities providing rail links to Norwich and Ipswich main line stations. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport located approximately 25 miles away which has direct flights to Amsterdam’s International Hub, as well as regular flights to Aberdeen, Manchester and other UK cities. The nearest helicopter landing point is close by at Waveney Road Helipad in Lowestoft.

The main road links are the A12 to the south, A14 to the west and Midlands and A47 heading north.  The A12/A14 provides a direct route to Felixstowe for international freight and ferry services.

Latest Case studies

  • Culzean

    In September 2015 Sembmarine SLP was awarded the contract to carry out the construction of the Power Generation Module (PGM) and Bridge Links for the Maersk Oil Culzean project development in the North Sea.

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  • Dudgeon

    The offshore facility has been designed, engineered, procured and constructed in Sembmarine SLP’s Lowestoft yard and includes suction bucket technology, a first for an offshore substation in UK waters. Part of Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project to power more than 410,000 UK homes, the structures have been designed to meet exacting specifications.

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Key areas

  • Offshore
  • Accommodation
  • Wind-Farm Substations
  • Minimum Facility Platforms
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