Tel: +1(868) 325-6282 or 775-1414       Post Office Box 2853,

chaguaramas, trinidad & tobago, west-indies.

Trinidad and Tobago                        

Shipbuilding & Repair Maritime Cluster

How ships are built & launched

In 2009, the Shipbuilding & Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SRDC) which is the commercial entity of the T&T Shipbuilding and Repair Maritime Cluster took part in its very first International Tender for the Design & Build of Two Harbour Tug Boats.  For this initial project, we partnered with well-known Consulting Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Robert Allan Limited ( of Vancouver,  Canada.

As a regional shipbuilding nation, we have successfully utilized a proven approach of using our umbrella organization (SRDC) to carefully put together our competitive Bid/Tender documents,  while organizing and liaising closely with several local and global providers of shipbuilding products/services. For example, Damus Limited (ISO 9000:2008 Approved fabricator of Steel Structures), Massy CAT (Suppliers of Caterpillar Marine engines) alongside Louisiana Machinery (part of Caterpillar's Marine Excellence Centres) and Alstons Shipping, ANSA McAL Group (Shipping & Logistics provider) to name a few of our local S&R maritime cluster stakeholders.

We welcome new shipbuilding projects and opportunities to take full advantage of our strategic maritime location, local and global connections, skilled welders and fabricators, together with cost-effective, solution-driven logistics. Our abilities and skills are derived from Trinidad and Tobago's long involvement in ship repairs and in the petroleum-chemical industry, for over 100+ years, when the United Kingdom firm Ellis Grell & Co., installed the first floating drydock at Chaguaramas Bay, North-Western Trinidad in 1907.

Today, the coastal town of La Brea, made famous by Sir Walter Raleigh's use of the world famous Pitch Lake and the community's long experience in having successfully built several large offshore steel platforms (up to 5,670 Metric Tons) is the future home of a new USD500 million 'World-Class' shipyard being developed by the SRDC and built by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited  (CHEC) with project financing arranged by The Export-Import Bank of China (China-Exim).

We invite you to send us your valued shipbuilding inquiry. Email us at


Above: Large offshore steel platform being built in La Brea for bpTT (November 2016) .

stx France  Saint-Nazaire - Cruiseship MSC Meraviglia (built 2016)