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Wheelhouse repair, wheelhouse replacement, wheelhouse overhaul, wheelhouse inspection, lift column inspection or lift column inspection repair

Machinefabriek en scheepsreparatiebedrijf Van Wijk BV Werkendam produces bow thrusters, spud poles, winches and bow thrusters for inland navigation and the maritime industry, in addition to large ship components such as wheelhouses and lifting columns. In collaboration with Stuurhuizen B.V., which carries out the aluminium superstructure to perfection, wheelhouses are made to the client’s specifications and dimensions.

The wheelhouses can be overhanging or not, extended to various heights (depending on the ship’s requirements), sailing area and you as the client.  The wheelhouses are solid, beautiful and meet the highest safety requirements. There are various types of wheelhouses. From rectangular, trapezium to T-model: almost anything is possible. A wheelhouse can be replaced or repaired due to damage from a collision or due to new requirements. Our mechanics do that both at our spacious quay in Werkendam and at locations at home and abroad if that is necessary or desired.

A periodic overhaul of the lifting column or steering box is sensible or necessary. The lifting column and/or the wheelhouse need to be inspected or tested periodically. You have come to the right place at Van Wijk Werkendam for such an inspection. But you can also come to us for testing, replacement, overhaul, service or inspection of your wheelhouse. Contact Van Wijk and we will arrange it for you. We inspect both lifting columns of our own production and those of third parties. Van Wijk BV cooperates with all classification societies. We have decades of expertise and know-how regarding wheelhouses and lifting columns, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

In addition to repairs, inspections and examinations of lifting columns and wheelhouses, Machinefabriek en scheepsreparatiebedrijf Van Wijk BV Werkendam is also the right place for repairs to bow thrusters, spud poles and winches.



• Composed of aluminum profiles with thermal break.
• All profiles high-gloss anodized
• Aluminum welded roof
• A drainage pipe on every corner
• Possibility for drainage inside through the bend
• Wheelhouse inside and outside with rounded corners.
• Only fitted with safety glass.
• Round glazing beads
• Front without pillars (panoramic window)

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