Wilton Engineering Services are a multi-discipline Engineering Services provider based on our 50 acre site by the River Tees in Middlesbrough, North-East England. We specialise in Engineering Design, Fabrication and Construction, Analysis, and Coatings and Services for the onshore and offshore energy industry and possess a strong and diverse portfolio of successfully completed projects.

Since being established in 1994 we have proceded to devleop strong relationships with clients and local businesses, and we are proud to be a prominent member of industry in Teesside.

Fabrication & Construction

At the heart of the business lies an extensive fabrication capability with four large fabrication halls, profiling beds and shot-blast and paint facilities all on site. Structures weighing up to 12,000 Tonnes have been successfully completed on site with the last few years seeing complex, high-specification, offshore equipment being completed by WESL. The company regularly undertakes rapid fabrication work to assist clients with their project needs, with upgrade and modification work undertaken in parallel with new builds.

Wilton Engineering Services Ltd. has a strong portfolio of successful fabrication projects undertaken for prominent members of the energy industry. Recently completed engineering fabrication projects have included:

  • J-Lay Towers
  • Offshore Handling & Pipelay
  • Subsea Structures
  • Subsea Tie-In Spools
  • Pipeline Clamps
  • Flexible Pipe/Umbilical Carousels
  • Subsea Arches
  • Platform Structures
  • Subsea Protection Structures
  • Manifolds, PLETs and PLEMs
  • Vessel Mobilisations

Design & Consultancy

Wilton Engineering Services Ltd. also has a dedicated design department capable of undertaking a wide range of engineering tasks and activities covering a range of disciplines from mechanical, structural/civil engineering design and detailing through to hydraulic, electrical and control systems specification.

Our team of experienced Mechanical and Structural Engineers and Draftsmen carry out concept design through to detail engineering and drafting. Calculation and analysis are performed using adavanced analysis software - STAAD Pro, ANSYS, Algor - and hand calculations, all against the criteria of such third party codes as Lloyds, DNV, and Noble and Denton amongst others. Our detail drafting is performed using Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor suites (2013 edition).

  • Concept Design
  • Detail Design
  • Multi-discipline system design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • 2D/3D Drafting

Coatings & Services

Coatings services are offered by our sister company Universal Coatings and Services. Based on the same Port Clarence site, Universal specialise in high-quality surface preparation and protective coatings for engineering, petro-chemical, subsea, power and civil industries. The Universal site is equipped with a large blast pen and open plan painting shop approximately 60,000 sq. ft. Universal's experience includes the application of coatings for the offshore industry (to Norsok Specs), carrying out contracts for the Highways Agency on road bridges/viaducts and protective coating of pipe work (including on-site maintenance and repairs post installation).

  • Site painting services
  • Steel shot-blasting
  • Epoxy coatings
  • Vessel coating/tank lining
  • Non-skid floor coating
  • Pipe coating & wrapping
  • TSA coating/Fire protection
  • Marine coatings
  • Coating inspection
  • Sign-writing

Site Services

Wilton Engineering encompasses a global vessel and offshore support team dedicated to providing personnel and fabrication services for mobilisation, installation, commissioning and through-life activities. The team operates throghout the UK and Europe and provide a range of marine vessel and offshore brownfield services.

Marine Services

  • General fabrication and welding
  • Barge and vessel conversions
  • Vessel mobilisation and demobilisations
  • Through-life equipment and vessel support
  • Equipment installation and commissioning
  • Dedicated rapid response team
  • Full design and build service
  • Dedicated supply and support base

Offshore Services

  • Engineering solutions
  • Project Management
  • Supply of multi-discipline personnel (construct, destruct, installation, maintenance, decommissioning)


Our 50 acre site at Port Clarence Offshore Base is located in the shadow of the world-famous Transporter Bridge. Wilton Engineering Services have recently undertaken a large number of site improvements, that include upgrade to our blasting/coating facilities, and the construction of a new 1200m2 covered area.

Fabrication Assembly Halls

Our Port Clarence Offshore Base headquarters houses four fabrication assembly halls each 64.5 x 33 x 26m (to underside of door portals). Each hall is equipped with 2 x 30T over head cranes. Full height doors in the river gable end allow movement of completed structures onto the fit-out aprons and to the load-out quays.

Paint Facility

The 60,000 sq. ft. paint facility is equipped with 2 x 10T overhead cranes and extensive blasting and painting equipment. The large blast pen (40m x 18m) is capable of handling complete fabications and deck sections. More information can be found in our paint section.


Load-out Quays serve the full river frontage of the four assembly halls and the mooring facility extends to the downstream boundary of the site, giving a total berth of 235 metres. The angle-quay provides roll-on and roll-off facilities.

Stores / Storage

A single-storey insulated stores building 22,000 sq. ft. is equipped to service permanent materials and vendor supplies. In addition we have extensive internal and external storage areas within the 50 acre site.