Layup Services – Africa

Marine Layup Services - Warm Stack Africa
Layup Location in Africa


Marine Layup Services offers a complete range of lay-up and layover services in Africa, from long-term wharf rental to a more cost-effective anchorage solution. We have partnered with key companies within Africa to increase the quality of service we can offer. We have 40+ years of experience undertaking maritime activities globally. Clients who want to stay longer can request additional corrosion protection, so we introduced vapour corrosion inhibitors (VCI) and shrink wrap services.

Lay-up Locations in Africa

In Africa, there is a hand full of locations where wharves can be found. Wharves for down-manning are essential due to the swell at times on the West coast of Africa. Of note is that safe anchorages are more limited based on the number of natural bays and coastline. With this in mind, we also offer strategic locations north of Africa in Europe than can easily support the African region. See our page on Europe

Marine Layup Services - Drillship Hot Stack in Africa
Drillship Hot Stack in Africa

In Africa, we provide the following:

1. Consultancy Services

The collaborative writing of custom procedures specific to the asset. Including;

  • Developing an emergency response plan
  • Watchman routines & daily & monthly reports
  • Maintenance routines required specific to the timeframe of the vessel’s stay
  • Deactivation planning, including down manning projections
  • Reactivation plan development
  • Lay-up reports for class submission

2. Vessel & Rig Lay-up Services

Once there is an agreement on the scope of work, MLS supports our customers by providing the following services;

  • Dedicated lay-up project manager
  • Creation of a lay-up report including activities, checklist & supporting photography
  • Management of yard staff and or contractors to complete the lay-up activities in the agreed scope of work
  • Setup of guards shelter
  • Provision of watchmen
  • Provision of engineers to complete weekly & monthly lay-up maintenance routines
  • Final cleaning & preservation activities inside the accommodation and engine room areas

3. Contractor Support Services Management

The vessel may require additional support services for lay-up activities and integration into the planning. These can include;

  • Mooring analysis site and vessel specific
  • Diving activities
  • Lay-up equipment consumables
  • Dehumidifier rental and trunking installation
  • Yard support for lay-up activities
  • Sludge removal
  • Gas-free certification
  • Generator rental
  • Additional fender supply

It is also vital to have all the right disciplines in place or readily available as every lay-up project is unique depending on what is required.

MLS - Supporting Your Services

We can offer Port, wharf and anchorage services with a dry-docking option with repairs, including floating docks and other essential services. The objective is to Contribute to and support the competitiveness in the region and add capability through the efficient, reliable and cost-effective supply of lay-up and layover port services in the area.

Performing Lay-up operations is our core business. We follow all Oil & Gas protocols and procedures to the letter, so tell us what you are looking to do. We are pleased to recommend and elaborate with a costing breakdown for your consideration.

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    17 Upper Circular Road
    #02-00, Juta Building,
    Singapore 058415

    +61 415 285 168

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