Ship repairer Burgess Marine has agreed to share its workshop and fabrication facilities with another firm in Portsmouth and Portchester.
The company will make its facilities available at Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester and the HM Naval Base in Portsmouth as part of the new arrangement with Mechanica Utilities.
MU is a mechanical and electrical repair company that specialises in site work and workshop repairs on all mechanical and electrical equipment, mainly in the water utility market.
James Horsham, managing director of Mechanica Utilities, said: ‘We have a small but highly-experienced team and as our company continues to grow so too must our infrastructure.
‘By working both locally and nationally with Burgess we have gained access to a substantial footprint fully inclusive of a seriously well-equipped machine shop and an excellent fabrication facility, all of which are immediately available to our customer base.’
Nicholas Warren, the managing director of Burgess Marine, welcomed the new business partnership.
He said: ‘James has built an excellent team and a superb business.
‘It’s genuinely our pleasure to support both the expansion and commercial advancement of Mechanica Utilities. We genuinely believe this shared footprint can work for us both. We are looking forward to expanding into Southampton and Portsmouth.’