Commercial ship repair

Commercial ship repair

Commercial ship repair
We offer unmatched services to the commercial maritime sector including maintenance, repairs, refits/upgrades and conversions to a wide array of vessels.


BAE Systems is a global company delivering products and services for clients in more than 100 countries across the resources and energy, defence and commercial maritime sectors.
With an annual turnover of $35 billion and clients in over 100 countries, our worldwide support, capabilities, performance and people combine to give our clients the confidence of solid backing and support.
The Henderson facility is located within the Australia Marine Complex (AMC). The AMC was established to provide infrastructure and support to the local maritime and offshore oil and gas industries. Within the AMC, there are a number of specialised engineering companies available to assist BAE Systems. These approved suppliers provide us with additional expertise and resources to successfully complete large-scale ship repair and conversion projects.
With the largest Shiplift in WA and indeed one of the largest in Australia, our Henderson Shipyard prides itself on being a world-class facility to execute your project in a safe, flexible but timely manner, whilst meeting your schedule and budget.
With our own in-house Dock Master and Docking crews, we offer unmatched services to the commercial maritime sector including maintenance, repairs, refits/upgrades and conversion of:
  • Offshore supply vessels
  • Survey vessels
  • Anchor handlers
  • Construction barges
  • Dive vessels
  • Tugs
  • Motor yachts
  • Container & Bulk carriers
  • Tankers
  • In-field supply vessels
  • Dredges
  • Trawlers
  • Seismic vessels
At BAE Systems we have successfully increased our share of the commercial ship repairs market Our rapidly expanding global client base is a positive reflection of the service and capabilities we provide from our Henderson waterfront facility.
BAE Systems 8,000 tonne ship lift can accommodate vessels that are up to 150 metres in length and 24.5 metres beam. The ship lift provides access to a number of fully-serviced dry berths via a rotary turntable.  This gives us flexibility to dock and undock multiple vessels which help our clients meet stringent docking schedules.
Many of the vessels we service at Henderson operate in the oil and gas industry and are deployed off the North West coast of Western Australia.  Typically they consist of offshore and infield supply vessels, anchor handlers and geophysical research vessels.  We also support the ports and their operators with the docking of tugs, dredging vessels, fueling barges, cargo and livestock vessels.

Facility Facts

BAE Systems has invested over $30m in the last four years to develop a world-class facility and secure our long term future in commercial ship repair. Our aim is to deliver efficient value for money solutions to our customer, through strong performance and drawing on the experience and strength of our world-wide company.


  • 8000 Tonne Syncro-Lift; vessels up to 150m long, 24.5m beam and 9.4m draft
  • 640 metres of dry berth capability
  • 250 metre of wet berth capability
  • 500 tonne capacity load out wharf
  • In excess of 25,000m2 laydown area
  • Fabrication and construction halls


  • Quality - ISO: 9001:2008
  • Safety, Health - AS: 4801:2001
  • Environment - ISO: 14001:2004

Environmental Awareness

  • In water surveying and cleaning, oil recovery and filtration, battery refurbishment


  • Flexible workforce able to undertake multiple projects; maintenance / repairs / conversions
  • Off-site project mobilisation and riding crews
  • In house engineering design capability
  • Extensive specialist sub-contractor database, many of whom are OEM accredited