The Swans site covers an area of 34 acres. It is located on the North bank of the river Tyne. The yard covers an area of 34 acres and incorporates spacious outside erection areas, a specially built tidal basin, a heavy-duty loadout quay for structures of up to 10,000 tons in weight and boasts an impressive river frontage of over 800 meters providing simultaneous deepwater berthing for several vessels at any one time. A fabrication hall is available for construction of offshore structures and marine equipment or to provide undercover storage.
The Swans facilities have one of the largest specialist quayside in the United Kingdom with over 800 metres of river frontage. There is a heavy-duty loadout quay for structures of up to 10,000 tonnes in weight. This quay has been used for load-outs and load-ins with cranes and self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) trailers during shipbuilding and oil & gas projects. The site contains a heavy loading crane, while Swan Hunter has conducted specialist lifts with 1,000 tonnes onshore crane. The river Tyne has been dredged to 9.1m depth.
Swan Hunter continue to operate out of the large Swan office facility and holds over 1,500 square meters located over 3 floors. Located in a riverside setting, only minutes from Wallsend Metro station and Wallsend High Street, the facilities provide ample parking spaces and include full service support and computer networking facilities. Swan Hunter holds licenses for software packages for Microsoft Office, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD, Orcaflex amongst others.
Our personnel have been involved in the decommissioning of offshore platforms and structures ever since 1996 when Swan Hunter undertook decommissioning and disposal of several jackets, bridges and decks on the Conoco Viking A project. In addition, our personnel has been involved with offshore decommissioning operations at various projects. Swan Hunter has recently been involved with design & engineering support for Allseas’ single lift vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’.