Diverse Engineering is a Marine and Industrial Engineering firm providing a full range of services in ship repair, refit and survey works - adding value to our customers and their businesses through innovation, technical expertise and collaboration.
Located in the heart of Port Nelson, our infrastructure comprises a water-side site of over 8,500 sq metres with some 7,000 sq metres of workshops and a 2,500 tonne vessel slip facility. Combined with a dedicated floating dock for vessels up to 30 metres, our facilities can accommodate virtually every client requirement. Diverse Engineering’s workshops contain a significant investment in machinery that can handle large and complex tasks and our 65-strong staff are skilled professionals with long-proven expertise in their respective areas of specialisation. Diverse has two specialist divisions - Hydraulics & Pneumatics, and Diverse Propellers.
Fast turnaround and customer satisfaction are key
When something goes wrong with a big tuna purse-seiner up in the Western Pacific fishing grounds, time is of the essence to get repairs made so the boat can be back at sea, earning her keep. This was the case in late 2022 when the vessel Cape Cod, operated by US-based Cape Fisheries Management Company, developed an issue with her shaft in Samoa..... Read more
RV ‘Kaharoa’ survey requires significant work on propulsion and steering systems
In March, NIWA’s 28-metre research vessel, 'Kaharoa' underwent an extensive survey and maintenance schedule over a 5-week period on the Port Nelson slipway. As part of the work, both the propulsion shaft and the rudder system were required to be pulled for inspection..... Read more
3D scanning of container ship’s engine room
When time is of the essence with an engineering job, 3D scanning can be utilized to maximum advantage. Diverse Engineering recently undertook an unusual project involving pipe work for a container ship's ballast water treatment system..... Read more
News & Insights
NIWA confirms maintenance schedule for RV 'Kaharoa'
Following the recent refit of NIWA's ice-strengthened RV 'Tangaroa', a further overhaul project for the RV 'Kaharoa' has been confirmed for March. Once again, a fast turn around is expected and Diverse is ready for this new challenge..... Read more
Multiple orders for custom propellers sees our foundry busier than ever
Over the past few weeks, we have been very busy indeed. An influx of new orders for custom propellers has seen our foundry turn out a dozen new-build props..... Read more
How bronze propellers are made
One of only two such foundries in New Zealand, Diverse’s non-ferrous foundry and dedicated propeller machining facility has the capability to produce complete propellers or individual blades of up to 1800mm diameter, with a weight of around 1.1 tons..... Read more
A strong commitment to people is a fundamental driver for success. Diverse Engineering enjoys a workforce of around 65 people - all skilled technicians and support staff, with a shared purpose to provide the very best service and solutions to our marine and industrial clients.
Our staff are motivated, highly productive and proactive in their approach to the most complex projects. Diverse Engineering offers significant career enhancement opportunities, investing heavily in apprenticeship programmes for younger talent and ongoing training for its general staff.
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