Our Journey

From home-grown talent to global leadership

We begun our service to the marine industry with a clear mission: to help each customer solve their back-deck challenge.

Years have passed, but this commitment stays strong.

In that time, we've learnt a lot. Today, rich track record and deep industry insight complement our innate open, proactive and creative approach to customer problems.

From servicing the North Sea fishing industry, to providing market-leading equipment, personnel and services for pipelay operations globally - here is our story.

1999

Maritime Developments Ltd (MDL) begins servicing the North Sea fishing industry.

1999
1999
1999
1999
1999

Maritime Developments Ltd (MDL) begins servicing the North Sea fishing industry.

2004
2004
2004

Entry into the oil and gas sector by delivering equipment to a Scotland-based supply chain company.

2004
2004
2004

Entry into the oil and gas sector by delivering equipment to a Scotland-based supply chain company.

2008

Maritime Developments begins to grow independent portfolio of oil and gas clients.

2008
2008
2008
2008
2008

Maritime Developments begins to grow independent portfolio of oil and gas clients.

2012
2012
2012

Launch of MDL electrical department, boosting in-house technical expertise.

2012
2012
2012

Launch of MDL electrical department, boosting in-house technical expertise.

2014

MDL Offshore Service - Maritime Rentals - is launched as MDL back-deck equipment is already operational on five continents.

2014
2014
2014
2014
2014

MDL Offshore Service - Maritime Rentals - is launched as MDL back-deck equipment is already operational on five continents.

2015
2015
2015

The world's first fully road-transportable vertical lay spread, including the MDL PVLS and Third-generation Reel Drive System, completes maiden project in the North Sea.

2015
2015
2015

The world's first fully road-transportable vertical lay spread, including the MDL PVLS and Third-generation Reel Drive System, completes maiden project in the North Sea.

2015

MDL Americas opens its doors in Houston, TX.

2015
2015
2015
2015
2015

MDL Americas opens its doors in Houston, TX.

2016
2016
2016

MDL delivers the market's first road-transportable 4-track tensioner capable of 110Te line pull and with 5m track contact length.

2016
2016
2016

MDL delivers the market's first road-transportable 4-track tensioner capable of 110Te line pull and with 5m track contact length.

2017

MDL Americas sets up Gulf of Mexico equipment base.

2017
2017
2017
2017
2017

MDL Americas sets up Gulf of Mexico equipment base.

2018
2018
2018

MDL PVLS scoops Subsea UK Innovation Award.

2018
2018
2018

MDL PVLS scoops Subsea UK Innovation Award.

2018

Growth of MDL Engineering department with new appointments to design, structural engineering and project management teams.

2018
2018
2018
2018
2018

Growth of MDL Engineering department with new appointments to design, structural engineering and project management teams.

2018
2018
2018

Market's-only 150Te portable pipelay tensioner performs installation of oil offloading lines offshore Nigeria.

2018
2018
2018

Market's-only 150Te portable pipelay tensioner performs installation of oil offloading lines offshore Nigeria.

2019

MDL Third-generation RDS sets up base in West Africa, sealing the company's commitment to the region.

2019
2019
2019
2019
2019

MDL Third-generation RDS sets up base in West Africa, sealing the company's commitment to the region.

2020
2020
2020

Launch of rebranded division Asset Maintenance & Engineering.

2020
2020
2020

Launch of rebranded division Asset Maintenance & Engineering.

2020

New Global HQ opens in Westhill, Scotland: Maritime House.

2020
2020
2020
2020
2020

New Global HQ opens in Westhill, Scotland: Maritime House.

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