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Changes, challenges and triumphs

What started as a one man band is now celebrating its 45th anniversary as one of Britain's most prestigious civil and marine engineering contractors.

Kaymac Marine is well-known and well thought of in the specialist world that is marine civil engineering; winning many awards and enjoying a reputation for competency, health and safety and accreditation.

Starting out in Swansea as a diving contractor in 1976, Kaymac Marine has had several transformations. The current structure sees 3 main offices across the UK supplying specialist services to companies, authorities and industries nationwide, including rail, water utility, local authorities, marine ports and harbours, nuclear power stations and environmental bodies including the Environment Agency and Natural Resource Wales.

A family business with family values, Kaymac Marine holds respect, fairness and wellbeing as the very core of the company work culture. “Our team is like one big family” said Managing Director Gareth Crees.  And so it is as daughter Rhiannon manages business development, daughter Jessica looks after QSHE Management Systems, cousin Jonathan Colcombe is Project Manager, while Operations Director Jeff Lippiett’s son Gareth is the team’s Quantity Surveyor.

Kaymac Marine’s team is proud of the services it provides to the marine sector today. From nuclear decommissioning to ongoing coastal erosion, the aging of some famous and well-used waterways to the repair of iconic listed structures, there have been many challenges over the last four decades.  The industry has changed enormously, and the company has successfully adapted with the times to continue to offer high-quality specialist services.

Top 5 things Kaymac is most proud of over four decades;

Being a one-stop shop - whatever the engineering requirements, be it diving inspections, inland waterway engineering, temporary works application or complex marine engineering projects.

Great value engineering with a team of experts on hand.  Any issue with structures over or under the waterline can be solved in-house, with members of one team working together on each component of the problem to achieve a cohesive solution to an entire project.

Diving apprenticeships - Kaymac has worked with local schools and colleges running a fully-funded commercial diving apprenticeship scheme for over 20 years, recruiting students for work experience each year and employing one apprentice every 2 years. 10 apprentices have now completed the scheme, with only 2 leaving to work offshore and the remaining 8 still with the firm to date - a great success.

A perfect health and safety record – Kaymac’s commitment to health and safety has meant training competent, vigilant staff and employing the best industry practices.

Customer satisfaction - despite the challenges that environmental change, environmental policy and even unexpected things such as the COVID-19 pandemic has put on the marine engineering industry.

Exhibitor: Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd

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