Hydramec is a well established Offshore Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Maintenance company. Founded in early 1990, Hydramec employs a skilled workforce of thirty staff including Hydraulic/Mechanical Engineers, Fabricator/Welders and Precision Machinists at our fully equipped workshops based in Great Yarmouth. Hydramec have manufactured bespoke ROV Launch and Recovery Systems for over 20 years. Hydramec are proud to have over a hundred ROV Launch and Recovery Systems deployed worldwide.

Hydramec also Build offshore containers, 20ft ISO ROV Cabins and workshops (DNV2.71, BV) A60Lined, launch and recovery winches, heavy lift winches, Davits, A-Frames, HPU’s and Coded Welding. We also have an extensive Marine ship equipment repair business which involves fitting and repairing, all deck equipment, steering systems, power packs, mechanical handling equipment associated with survivor recovery davits and FRC launch crane systems. Hydramec comply with all the latest regulations and all new build offshore equipment is fully design reviewed and approved by Lloyds Register of Shipping or by DNVGL page.

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About Us

Hydramec Offshore Hydraulic Systems based in Gt. Yarmouth was founded in 1990 and is pleased to have celebrated its twentieth year in business in 2010 and its fifteenth year building ROV Launch And Recovery Systems (LARS) and We recently moved into a 20,000 square foot premises more than doubling existing internal floor space and complete with half an acre of yard space.

The company started out repairing and maintaining a large variety of ships deck equipment and refurbishing ROV LARS. In 1996 we started building the first Hydramec LARS from scratch and re-evaluating what would be most important to the customer, since then LARS have been a core business, with a strong focus on customer service and backup.

Another core business Hydramec is proud to be a part of is the responsibility of maintaining a considerable fleet of offshore vessels on the behalf of our clients, such as rig supply, cargo, survey and fishing fleets, we regularly repair deck cranes, davits, windlasses, power packs, Steering gear and controllable pitch propeller systems as well as carrying out any repair work under class survey. We will work on any hydraulic system that needs repairs or maintenance in the area.This has given us the opportunity to comply with all the latest regulations and where possible improve the design from experience and customer feedback. Most ships agents have accounts with Hydramec so if you vessel is visiting the area please feel free to contact us or you agent.

All our new build LARS are fully design reviewed and approved either by Lloyds Register of Shipping or DNV to customer requirements and are inspected for compliance during various stages of build by surveyors and our own 9001 accredited quality process.

CAP Fabrications is part of Hydramec group and is able to offer coded welding and fabrication under any approval scheme. With their own offshore coatings facility on site they are able to offer a complete solution for you fabrication project.

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Engineering for Engineers

"A well established Lloyds approved LARS Designer, Manufacturer & Supplier."