Established in 1983, WD Close & Sons Ltd are a family owned company, we have always striven to offer an exacting sub-contract service by regular investment in plant, machinery, systems and people.


Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, our two main fabrication facilities operate twenty four seven. The inland facility is a fully covered 8826m² fabrication hall containing several overhead cranes up to 60T and items of heavy engineering equipment. The other is a riverside facility allowing access to open seas only four kilometres down river to the east. This facility has covered fabrication halls giving 6500m² of floor area containing overhead cranes and also a hard standing pad approximately 8100m².

We also have extensive facilities to carry out marine repairs, modifications, conversions and mobilisations and also two wet berths 210m long with depths of 7.5m and 9.1m.

WD Close & Sons Ltd provide a complete service in the supply of fabrications to the Oil and Gas, Sub Sea, Renewable energy, MOD and General Engineering Industries throughout the UK.

As part of WD Close & Sons commitment to continuous improvement in Health & Safety, Quality & Environmental we have achieved the following standards and accreditation: – ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Assurance formalises established principles and practices and provides a basis for continuous improvements. – ISO 45001:2018 occupational health and safety management systems confirms our ongoing commitment to a positive culture of health and safety, both in the factory and on site, implemented ISO 14001 to help maintain and improve an environmental management system, we have recently achieved ISO 3834 quality requirements for welding and are now registered on Achilles FPAL as a supplier to the oil and gas sector.