Our aim is to be your most proactive, trusted engine maintenance partner.

Bartech has been building a strong reputation for improving diesel engine reliability, safety and performance since it was formed in 1987. Almost immediately we began supporting major companies such as Shell, Lockhead and the OEM, Paxman Diesels, who relied on our specialist knowledge.

Fundamental to this growth has been the focus on our core beliefs of building long-term partnerships by sharing our expertise.

Even though our specialist diesel engineering services centre on engines, governors, turbochargers and fuel pipes, we constantly strive to enhance our support capabilities and develop our range of services.

Bartech has a strong team with varied specialised backgrounds including OEM training, CMM, machining, project management, quality, logistics, IT and administration which equips us to respond effectively and in a cost-efficient way to your specific requirements. These in-house skills are backed by the core company values reinforced by family ownership.


Our story – One man’s vision that spawned a family business

With a childhood fascination in engineering (particularly anything to do with Formula 1 cars) it was no surprise that our company chairman, Gerald Barnett (commonly known as Barney) began his engineering career at Paxman Diesels in Colchester back in 1966.

  • Gerald Barnett, Chairmain (Left)
    & Paul Bleck, MD (Right)

    Whilst at Paxman, Barney gained a thorough appreciation and understanding of the complexities of diesel engines as part of the development section supporting the RPH, YH and YJ models.

    Following his time in development, Barney went on to travel the world as a service engineer, working on many different engine types and associated equipment.

    By working on customers’ sites and vessels, Barney began to understand firsthand the pressures his clients were under, with every down day costing money in lost earnings, fines or additional running expenses.

  • Often, it wasn’t until he was on a vessel that the full extent of the problems he was tasked with fixing became evident, with misleading information provided beforehand and an increasing challenge unfolding.

    Back in the ‘70s, communicating back to technical support was almost impossible, which often resulted in him needing to use his engineering knowledge to find root causes and safe solutions with the facilities and spares available to him at the time.

    These experiences gave him a real understanding of the pain clients felt when their engines were out of action and how the same solution would not be right for every customer.

  • It was from these experiences that he identified a real need for an alternative option within the industry and established Bartech Marine Engineering in 1987 with his wife Jane.

    Jane’s experience as a legal secretary was invaluable in establishing the administrative procedures and templates vital for any professional company and coupled with Barney’s expertise, the duo were the perfect team.

    Fast forward to 2012 when Paul Bleck becomes Managing Director, and Bartech still holds true to those values – solution focused, responsive and technical excellence.

  • The Bartech Family

Bartech has grown substantially over the last 30 years, but remains a family-owned business, constantly looking to reinvest in facilities, equipment and training. It is through this investment we will continue to deliver the highest standards and innovations to benefit our clients.

Proud to be supporting:

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“Please pass on my thanks to your team for the fantastic effort in getting this rearranged visit complete.

We had constraints on labour and lead time of equipment however all went seamlessly.

Please also pass this on to Matt and William and thank them for their workmanship whilst offshore, very much appreciated by all here at Fairfield.”

Martin Baxter ~ Fairfield Energy

“Thanks for the help, and the fact that you were able to keep your promises regarding delivery time etc.

We’ll keep in touch.”

URS

“One of the most impressive aspects Taqa found with Bartech was there response time.

A recovery plan to get P-7230 returned to service was quickly established and implemented. Bartech were extremely flexible and fully onboard with all of Taqa’s requirements.

Bartech meet and exceeded our expectations during this intervention.

We are hopeful that this level of service can be maintained & look forward to working with Bartech in the future.”

Pete Walker ~ Taqa Bratani

“Bartech professionally delivered on all promised work within schedule.

By utilising the experience and expertise of the Bartech engineers we were able to simultaneously liquidate a number of jobs.

The engineer’s problem-solving ability meant that long-standing issues were corrected.

The technical expertise on this particular fire pump was first class.”

Wood Group PSN on behalf of Shell.

How did working with Bartech benefit you / your company on this project?

“Rob and his team at Bartech have time and time again assisted our company even when we ask for unrealistic timescales and results. They have identified and quoted for spares at each enquiry without fail.

This simple and quick response makes acquiring the right spares, right quality first time possible and allows us to return important plant back into service quicker than anticipated.

Look forward to working together in the coming years.”

Phil Keane ~ EDF Heysham

What were you most impressed with working with Bartech?

“Attention to detail, competence of staff, knowledge, working to accurate quote, competitive pricing of all aspects from labour to parts.”

Jon Hawkins ~ Boluda Towage Europe

Quality Guaranteed

At Bartech, all our work is performed to the highest standards and is backed up by our warranty. When work is completed, a full report is written and will be available either via email or through our customer portal. We work with some major companies and organisations around the world, meeting the high standards they demand. We are FPAL registered and ISO 9001 approved.

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Guarantees

We offer 7 guarantees how we can help you reduce your mechanical failures and cut expensive downtime.

  • 1

    Peace of mind

    All parts supplied and work completed is covered by our full 12-month warranty and supported with all relevant test certification, measurement sheets and reports.
  • 2

    Skill

    A team with over 300 years’ combined experience in engineering, including OEM apprenticeships and training.
  • 3

    Experience

    Proud to have supported MAN, Shell, Lockheed, British Energy and Tanzanian Railways. Our spares have been fitted on vessels for the American, Indonesian, Spanish and Indian Navies, as well as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
  • 4

    Excellent facilities

    Our purpose-built head office includes a fully equipped workshop, dedicated governor bay, test facilities and machine shop including state of the art CNC and CMM machines.
  • 5

    Innovative

    With a wide breadth of engineering experience and training, our engineering team are able to offer various solutions to give you the best option.
  • 6

    Stock

    We hold over 3,000 different items, all detailed on our bespoke computer system, helping us respond quicker to you.
  • 7

    Customer Support

    You can depend on us for complete service contracts or individual projects. Our engineers travel the world to support customers in Africa, the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the Americas. All projects are planned and monitored using Gantt charts and Action Trackers to ensure promises are met.

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