Cammell Laird

Non Tidal Wet Basin

One of Cammell Laird’s prime infrastructure assets is our 15 acre non-tidal wet basin.  The wet basin, one of the biggest in Europe, enables us to provide heavy load in and load out services for a broad range of structures to a wide variety of engineering sectors, including maritime, off shore oil and gas, renewables, civil nuclear and the petrochemical industry.

The wet basin provides our customers with the option to fabricate, outfit and commission, structures that are too large or heavy for road transportation.  Cammell Laird’s geographical location in the central west coast of the UK, allows easy access to transport structures to both the UK and the rest of the world. Equally we can receive large structures or vessels for maintenance, repair and final assembly and commissioning.

The wet basin sits in the heart of the Cammell Laird site and has direct access to the River Mersey. Its gate width is 42.7m and it has a minimum of 9m water depth.

Primary uses:

Heavy load out of large fabricated structures
System commissioning
Afloat repairs

North Quay – 271m max length

West Quay – 285m max length

South Quay – 305m max length