MDL sends pipelayer to Indian Ocean

MDL sends pipelayer to Indian Ocean

A backdeck equipment maker based in Aberdeen and Peterhead has shipped the first of its new pipelayer systems to lay umbilicals in the Indian Ocean.

Maritime Developments (MDL) dispatched its 4-track pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific after securing the first job for the system with an un-named global offshore contractor.

The 110-tonne unit will be operated by the company’s own crew as part of the MDL Offshore Service, and the campaign is expected to conclude in early March.

Mike Gaskin, MDL commercial director, said: “This award, so soon after the system’s delivery, demonstrates there is hunger in the industry for well thought-out, value-adding equipment – despite the negative market conditions. Read More…

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