Malakoff Limited is Shetland’s longest-established engineering and fabrication contractor with maintained expertise in marine engineering as well as a comprehensive range of service in a number of sectors including oil and gas, utilities and renewable sectors.

Fabrication and Welding:

  • IIW/EWF Welding Engineer
  • BS EN1090 Accreditation
  • Qualified Procedures to ISO 15614, ASME IX, AWS D 1.1, NACE
  • Coded, experienced, locally based welders
  • Large and small fabrications
  • Workshops and site works


  • Precision engineering workshop with NC milling & lathes, slotting machine, multi-head drilling.
  • Hydraulic engineering including design and manufacture of systems, swaging up to 350 bar, flushing and maintenance of systems.
  • Engineering inspection including valves, shafts, seals and complex systems.
  • Planned preventive maintenance

Surface Preparation and Coatings:

  • Shot blasting and Coatings
  • Vapour Blasting
  • Thermal Zinc/Aluminium Spraying
  • Experienced in Specialist coatings - Tank coatings/Heated paint lines
  • Resin Flooring and Deck Coating Systems
  • Industrial Cleaning

Technical Services:

  • CAD - 2D and 3D modelling
  • Welding NDT - Visual, MPI, LPI
  • Pressure Testing
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Inspection
  • Load Testing and Crane Inspection
  • Fire Extinguisher Servicing
  • Stability services - lightship checks, incline experiments, SIBs
  • 3D laser scanning (Leica RTC 360)
  • Electrical monitoring
  • Lift planning - including in-house appointed persons

Other Services:

  • Slipways: Covered slipway 350T capacity, Lerwick, Uncovered slipway 350T capacity, Scalloway
  • HSE and ADC registered diving contractor
  • Marine Projects including Jetty Maintenance (SVT)
  • Boatbuilding
North Ness
Operating Hours
Main Office - Monday to Friday 0800-1700
Workshops - Monday to Friday 0800-1630
Available on-call 24 hours
Malakoff Limited

Malakoff received a grant from the Department of Transport’s 2021 Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) for the ‘Small Zero Emission Vessel’ project, which aims to design and build a small catamaran suited for workboat, harbour, inland waterway and U10m fishing duties. The project aims to produce a fully electric vessel with no emissions producing power systems onboard. The vessel would be used as a demonstrator for replacement of existing vessels, thus allowing the reduction of the environmental impact of the local fleet. Malakoff is a part of the Norn Alliance, which is a joint venture between the engineering companies in Shetland to enhance Shetland’s supply chain for offshore wind opportunities. Malakoff is a founding member of the Shetland Net Zero Energy Forum.


Other Addresses / Activity / Sites in Shetland
  • Shetland Divers and Scalloway Slipway, Main Street, Scalloway
  • SVT Jetty Maintenance, Sella Ness
  • Malakoff Fabrication Facility, Greenhead Base, Lerwick
  • Orkney Divers, Kirkwall