About R K Atkinson

Founded over thirty-five years ago by Richard Atkinson to repair blade contact and erosion damage. Through client requests and class society approvals, these skills were developed to include welded and mechanical repairs to CPP blades, hubs and associated equipment.

For many years now the business has given customers a full service for complete overhaul and reassembly of main propulsion CPP and thrusters in our works. This also provides for our service engineer to remove equipment and install after refurbishment.

We now also include the manufacture and in-house finish machining for new CPP blades.

Experience and Expertise

  • Understanding the clients position
  • Application of the appropriate repair method
  • Looking to improve on the original design
  • Liaising with the client and classification surveyor
  • Core staff of long standing service
  • Proven ability in quality class approved work
  • Ability to use modern up to date Synergice MIG & TIG welding equipment & in-house heat treatment
  • Ability to apply the most up to date digital machining aids

Quality Service

  • Competing with a competitor
  • Communication without complicated detail
  • Arrangement of international and national freight
  • Earliest completion of information for the attending class surveyor


We are very pleased with the work that R. K. Atkinson Ltd, has done for us on a number of our vessels. The most recent work involved exchanging both main prop hubs and blades for fully reconditioned units completed by R.K. Atkinson Ltd, who ensured all components were ready for installation in the time frame we had available. Previous installations of reconditioned hubs and thrusters have been competitively priced, very good quality and have proved to be reliable in operation.

David Evans, Fleet Manager, Gulf Offshore (NS) Ltd

As a Senior Fleet Superintendent of Maersk Ship Management BV. I used RK Atkinson Ltd, for various machining & welding tasks on CPP & Bowthrust blades and hubs. Some of this recovery (all with Class approvals) work enabled us to re-use blades that had reached the end of their normal working life.

The work was always top notch with very good delivery times. A very dependable company in my Experience.

Mike Delisle

Over many years R.K. Atkinson Ltd. has always provided Sealion Shipping with excellent service and repair solutions for propellers and thrusters, we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Andy Lenn, Senior Superintendent Engineer, Sealion Shipping Ltd.

R.K Atkinson has been in the business of propeller and propeller hub repairs for some years now and I as an Individual have used his services for many years workings for various companies I have been employed with. Richard Atkinson provides a first class machining and repair service when it comes to repairing propeller hubs and thrusters, especially when OIM parts become unavailable due to the age of the component or item of machinery.

I have always been very satisfied with the end result that Richard Atkinson produces and the long term savings have been very beneficial to the company.
R.K.Atkinson is definitely an asset for ship repair in this country, as his all rounds repair facility with regards to underwater propulsion equipment, on older offshore supply vessels, and hopefully will continue to serve the marine industry in the future for some time to come.

J.C.Watt, Technical Manager of North Star Shipping Ltd

During the 2011-2012 years R.K.Atkinson Ltd have always provided the DFDS SEAWAYS Lithuania with excellent service and repair solutions for Propellers and Thrusters, we have no hesitation in recommending them.

BRGDS/Mvh/Pgb Kostas Venckus. Superintendent