Whilst ship repair, refit and conversion projects have obvious synergies with shipbuilding, they are distinct legal disciplines with their own legal and commercial features.

We have years of experience working for shipyards, ship repair facilities and owners in the repair, refit and conversion of ships and offshore units and installations. 

Our team has gained a lot of experience in these areas of law and understand not only the “hard” law is involved but also understand that the market dynamics for the client and the yard which demands getting the work done “on time and to spec”. 

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Whatever the task, we have the facilities and experience!

CombiTrade offers world-class shipyards for maintenance services for all types of ship, from the shortest stopovers to extended programmes including special and intermediate class surveys.

Significant changes

Ships are a long-term investment. During their time of usage, they are very likely to be modernized again and again. Due to technological changes, new legal requirements and changed customer needs, upcoming renovations are becoming complex projects. Thanks to experience and professional project management, CombiTrade can carry out significant changes on your vessel within defined time and budget.

Conversions for any type of vessels

With our partner network of highly skilled international ship yards we will find your solution for any kind of conversions as requested.

  • Cruise ship conversions 
  • Tanker conversions 
  • Ropax conversations 
  • Special supply vessel conversions 
  • Bulker conversions 
Ballast Tank Cleaning / Coating

When it comes to ballast tanks, a long service life and low maintenance means savings in time and money. And that’s exactly what we offer with our certified ballast tank coatings. 

Ballast tanks are often the largest area of structural steel on a vessel, and if left unchecked water inside can be highly corrosive. Specialist coating is therefore needed to protect the tanks from decay – and ensure the continued operational safety and efficiency of your vessel. 

Steering Gear Works

CombiTrade is able to offer different types of steering gears, which are backed-up by comprehensive service support and a wide range of spare parts that meet all your steering gear needs.

Upgrade of a specific vessel part

Upgrade your vessel from certain vessel parts such as cranes or technical equipment to a complete lifetime extension programme.

Hull surface treatment
  • Hull surface treatment through hydrojetting decreases operation costs in terms of fuel consumption and dry dock time. 
  • A well-done surface treatment will reduce drag and therefore fuel consumption and GHG emissions 
  • A more environmentally sensitive and user friendly method of surface preparation is hydrojetting.