DR Diesel, established in 2002, specialise in marine and industrial diesel engine repairs and servicing. Over the years the company’s services have expanded and they now have a fully equipped workshop on the harbour front in Kilkeel from where they offer engine repair, fabrication and general marine engineering services.

The Fisheries Local Action Group approved an application from DR Diesel to diversify from their current marine diesel business into surface preparation and coating of sea vessels. Surface preparation is achieved through hydroblasting a process thatinvolves the use of water propelled at high speeds to clean surfaces and materials. By focusing and pressurising the water stream, the force generated can remove a vast range of films and materials. This coupled with a hot zinc metallisation system used to apply the coating to vessels, now provides a high quality service with a shorter turnaround time for the customer whilst increasing business turnover and employment.

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