The Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd brand represents a well respected UK management team having formed its roots in 1973 (known then as Durrant Diving Services Ltd).

The management team are all time served commercial diving and marine experts and have over a combined total of 100 years experience of the offshore/inshore and coastal diving sectors. We pride ourselves on an excellent reputation for providing specialist services to the offshore/inshore diving and marine construction industries.

Key to the Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd operating philosophy is its focus on safety and quality. All our diving and marine activities are undertaken in accordance with the company's management system which is approved by following the quality standards and guidelines of ISO 9001:2008 

Applicable industry sectors include:

  • Offshore oil and gas - Infrastructure installation

  • Renewable energy offshore wind-farm support maintenance

  • Civil engineering

  • Marine construction

  • Reservoir engineering

  • Underwater surveys and inspections

  • Scour remediation and design

  • Potable and waste water holding chamber inspection services 


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Durrant Diving & Engineering Services have a highly experienced operational workforce including Diving engineers, Operations staff, Logistics, and Marine engineers who together can undertake a vast variety of marine workscopes.  

Our services include:

  • Diving - Offshore & Inshore

  • Surveys-Geophysical and Geotechnical

  • Turnkey Subsea intervention packages

  • Engineering and fabrication services

  • Hyperbaric medical support

  • Vessel chartering and management

  • Scour prevention specialists


Here at Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd we have over 35 years experience within the Marine & Civil engineering industries and we pride ourselves on the continuity of works that we have had from the construction and utility industries.

In that time, we have gained a valuable status and reputation based on the high professional standards demanded by ourselves.

Here are some examples of the regular projects and works undertaken:

  • Lock & Penstock repair and replacement

  • The fitting and replacement of bespoke valves

  • Air lifting and debris removal

  • Drilling and formwork fixing

  • Underwater concreting

  • Demolition using explosives, heavy breakers and other hydro/pneumatic tooling.

  • Concrete jacket installation.

  • Underwater cutting and welding. 

  • Quay and piling repair and refurbishment

  • Manufacture and installation of bespoke fenders

Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd are the specialists in confined space works. We can provide services in the confined space fields for short term, one day projects or long term installation or maintenance works.

Due to our unique and specialist knowledge of confined space working, we are able to offer a multitude of services from basic advice and supply of personnel for short contract works to full project consultancy and fully kitted personnel for long term works.

Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd are equipped with systems for immediate use in carrying out polluted water diving, contaminated environment or confined space work such as:

  • Penstock channels

  • Flow control devices

  • Silos

  • Containers

  • Storage tanks

  • Drains

  • Culverts

  • Tunnels

  • Outfalls

These are all areas in which work has been completed for our clients.




Diving Inspection and UT thickness meter contract.

Contract Duration: 7 days

Client: Bridgeway Consultants 

We carried out a detailed inspections on the bridge structures and surrounding steel Piles. the detailed inspection surveys included a full dimensional, conditional and steel thickness survey using the latest Cygnes underwater thickness meters. the purpose of the survey was to assess the steel structures suitability for the installation of a new foot bridge located next to the main structure. 

The works were based on a fixed price basis and works were completes on budget and ahead of schedule. 

TT2 Element Installation services.

Contract Duration: 4 months 

Client:  Volker Stevin 

We were contracted by Volker Stevin to carry out the immersion phase of the 4 concrete elements structures that together made the new Tyne tunnel, Newcastle. The operations took place during the winter of 2009/2010. the Dive team conducted the operations 24/7 in snow,ice and temperatures of -12.

The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule. 

Diving Inspection and Fishpass Installation

Contract Duration: 7 Days

Client: Aquatic Control Engineering 

We were asked by Aquatic Control Engineering on behalf of the Environment Agency to install eel pass systems to structures located around Norfolk. This project was carried out during the winter to minimise disruption to the public 

Diving Inspection and Refurbishment Contract.

Contract Duration: 2 Months 

Client: Cambridge County Council

We carried out detailed inspections on 22 bridge structures around Cambridge, Peterborough and Bedford. The detailed inspection surveys included a full dimensional, conditional and scour evaluation. 5 of the structures required remedial works and our services were procured to carry out repairs. These ranged from re-pointing, re-grouting, underpinning, block and brick replacement and score remediation around cut-waters.

All works were based on a fixed price basis and work were complete on budget and ahead of schedule. 

Minley Quayside Reconstruction Services 

Contract Duration: 5 Days

Client: Babcock international. 

Babcock International asked us to reconstruct a collapsed section of quay used for diver training. The project involved stabilizing the existing quayside, underpinning and re-concreting the whole area. R=The team also re-graded the shingle surface and removed all debris from the work-site. 

The project was once again completed on budget and ahead of schedule. 

Bow River Village - Phase 2

Contract Duration: 3 Weeks

Client: Higgins Group plc 

The Canal and River Trust required remedial work carrying out to the canal wall to include application of Sika 610 to steel piles, below water concrete repairs and the design/ fabrication and installation of re-cycled plastic fenders at in-pans.  




For all enquiries or questions please call: 01603736592 

or fill out the following form

Head Office

Durrant Diving & Engineering Services Ltd

UNIT 305 

Scottow Enterprise park

Lamas Rd



NR10 5FB


Martin Lewis 



Richard Durrant


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