Ship repair and Maintenance

Ship repair facilities

Atlantic Port of Bordeaux offers various solutions to accomodate ships or other floating structures during all ship lifecycle : building, repairs, conversions, recycling.

On its multi bulk terminal Bassens, Atlantic Port of Bordeaux offers a 240 m dry dock, as a reference infrastructure along the Atlantic coast, in the heart of a fundamental maritime route.
This dry dock and its platforms are part of an ICPE accomodation (Classified Facility for Protection of the Environment) matching regulatory and operational requirements of the actors of shipbreaking and recycling.

Docking solutions

  • The Bassens drydock (drydock « 3 ») measures 240m x 35m.
  • The Bacalan slipway is capable of holding 5 vessels at the same time, with maximum dimensions of 60 metres in length, 12 metres in width and a maximum weight of 1200 tons.
  • The Bacalan structures (drydocks « 1 and 2 » ) - measuring 150m x 22m and 100m x 17m – are currently undergoing renovation.

All these facilities are ideally located in the bay of Biscay along one of the world busiest maritime route with very short deviation time.

Our shipyard’s drydock teams will handle the transfer of your vessel according to your instructions. If you have no specific docking plans, we can arrange to study the situation for you.

For further information call us any time on (+33)5 56 90 58 52 or email us at

Technical expertise

The Port of Bordeaux has been a place of naval construction and repairs for over two thousand years.

Nowadays, as well as performing maintenance jobs on the port mobile facilities (wetlocks, locks doors ...) and heavy machinery (maintenance contract for port cranes), the workshops of Atlantic Port of Bordeaux are also available to carry out works for other clients.

These workshops have acquired a strong reputation for their mechanical engineering, steel, welding and electrical repair capabilities. Backed by a technical design office with cutting-edge CAO 3D tools, and with a full complement of high-tech tools, our workshops offer comprehensive solutions to your repair and maintenance needs. Learn more about workshops' technical skills.

The workshops expertise and drydock facilities dimensions – with slipways and drydocks – allow us to offer solutions tailored precisely to your requirements.

Prices and practical information

As a well known player in the competitive sector, Atlantic Port of Bordeaux, will manage and coordinate all your marine maintenance and repair projects.

The workshop team will adapt all their means of transport, lifting, and assembly facilities at your service for your specific project, with all related services. Manufacturing, assembly, maintenance... specialised teams handle all the stages of the project and offer an all-inclusive solution.

Our account managers are at your disposal to plan your future projects and provide the right additional local solutions, in terms of maintenance and ship repair.
Do you need further information, quotation, or an answer to a specific question? Contact (+33)5 56 90 58 52 or via email at

> See also our guide to price and payment.

> Download our documentation "Industrial Works and Ship Repairs"