Located in Vigo, in the south of Galicia, northwest coast of Spain, Metalships & Docks S.A is a shipyard devoted for new building and ship repair, which offers a strategic location for all the vessels operating between North Europe and Africa, without the need for costly deviation.


The Ship Repair Division of Metalships has been working uninterruptedly for over 30 years, offering proactive and holistic solutions based on establishing long term relationships with owners and operators from all over the world. In fact, these strong and healthy relationships have allowed to gain a world-wide reputation for quality, reliability and timely delivery for planned and emergency repairs and upgrades to a wide range of vessel types: offshore vessels, containers, reefers, tankers, bulkers, LPG’s, fishing vessels, ferries, yachts, tugboats, etc. The high number of repeat customers reflects the high quality of workmanship and schedule adherence of the shipyard.


Working in very close cooperation with the powerful auxiliary naval industry of Vigo (city with great tradition in everything concerning to the naval sector and maritime world) and with the class societies (all of them located in Vigo), there is none ship repair’s work that cannot be performed or managed by Metalships, needless to send any equipment outside of Vigo area, saving in consequence the transport costs and reducing the delivery time.


As a fully integrated shipyard operation equipped with state-of-the-art shipyard technology and excellent dock conditions, Metalships offers a comprehensive portfolio of services in the areas of repairing, refurbishment, converting, lengthening, servicing and refitting all types of vessel – from maintenance tankers, passengers, Ro-Ro’s or general cargo ships and dredgers to historic boats and ships like the schooner “Xarifa”.



Marine Repair Services:

  • Afloat and Emergency Repairs.
  • Underwater Cleaning and Repairs.
  • Dry-dock and provision of general services.
  • Painting and surface treatment works on different ship areas.
  • Thickness measurements.
  • Renewal of cathodic protection.
  • Maintenance works on sea chests.
  • Mechanical and maintenance works on rudders and steering gears.
  • Main and Auxiliary Engines Maintenance and Repairs.
  • Overhauling and replacing of mechanical components.
  • Maintenance works on shaft lines equipments : tailshafts, sterntubes, renewal of seals, bonding of seals, thrust bearings, shaft line elastic coupling, intermediate shafts.
  • Maintenance works on all types of main and thruster propellers.
  • All type of mechanizing works.
  • Mechanical repairs of main engines rooms equipments: pumps, separators, purifiers, coolers, heaters, etc.
  • Cleaning by chemical or by ultrasonics of heaters, condensers, coolers, box coolers.
  • Maintenance works on anchor and chains.
  • Steel renewal.
  • Piping renewal.
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Repairs.
  • Mechanical and maintenance works of winches and windlasses.
  • Cleaning of switchboards.Overhauling of generator breakers.
  • Overhauling of electric motors.
  • Motor Rewind Repairs.
  • Accomodation upgrades.
  • Specialists Service Providers and Navigation, Automation, Safety and Fire Protection.
  • Tank Cleaning and coating.
  • Sludge and Oily Waste Disposal.
  • Hydro Jetting and Hydro/Vacuum Blasting.
  • Tank and Cargo Hold treatment.
  • Corrosion Pasivation.
  • Specialised Workshop Repairs and Reconditioning.
  • Hydraulic works (on cranes, hatch covers mechanism, garage ramps etc).
  • Alignment works of rotatory machines.
  • Maintenance works on boilers.
  • Loading testing of cranes, gangways, hoisting beams, lifting devices.



Our highly specialized team of around 90 fully qualified and committed employees is able to develop effective solutions even for the most complex technical challenges such as severe ship floor damage and will then efficiently and successfully implement those solutions – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


We systematically gear our services to our customers’ specific requirements and wishes, and our services are designed with short idle periods in mind.