​MDL Horizontal Spread

Returns to Norway

with TechnipFMC


MDL returns to Norway with TechnipFMC

MDL horizontal flex-lay spread has completed a flexible installation in the Norwegian North Sea for TechnipFMC - having returned to the field for the next phase of its development.

Double Bibby win for MDL

MDL has won a flex lay project with Bibby Offshore - just after completing an umbilical installation with the EPIC contractor.

MDL awarded California pipelay job

Maritime Developments has been awarded a steel pipe handling project in shallow water on the US West Coast.

MDL wins Mediterranean umbilical installation

Maritime Developments has won a flex lay contract on a major gas field in the Mediterranean Sea.

Delmar and MDL join forces to launch LiveWire

Delmar Systems and MDL have formed a joint partnership to launch LiveWire, an innovative solution for wire rope inspection and change-out services.

Leading the way in subsea innovation

Maritime Developments’ Portable Vertical Lay System has been acknowledged by judges as a significant breakthrough in the global SURF market.

Disposing of hidden costs

In the pursuit of reaching the fabled “30% cost reduction”, it’s easy to lose track of smaller expenses that add up – but MDL steps in to help.

RDS completes first GoM mission for Subsea 7

MDL has completed a deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for Subsea 7 and a supermajor.

Hitting the 150Te mark

Less than a year since the delivery of its largest tensioner yet, MDL is working to grow its 4-track offering further – even bigger than before.

Maritime Developments Year in Review: 2017

In 2017 MDL turned 18 - a proud, mature age - and that year came to show it.

MDL maximises focus in the Americas

Maritime Developments has strengthened its sales force with the appointment of Andrew Blaquiere as Vice President – MDL Americas.

MDL sets up equipment base in GoM with Delmar

Maritime Developments has entered a partnership with global mooring specialist Delmar Systems to provide a flex-lay equipment spread in the USA.

A helping hand across the Sea

With a wealth of experience built over the years, MDL has a raft of long-term cost savings to offer to operators on both sides of the North Sea – as demonstrated on its recent flexible and rigid lay project in Norway.

Oceaneering adds MDL 800Te RDS to global fleet

Oceaneering International has taken delivery of an 800-tonne SWL (Safe Working Load) reel drive system (RDS) from Maritime Developments.

MDL Spread concludes Trinidad job

Maritime Developments’ flex-lay spread has concluded its latest project in the Atlantic.

Contract award brings MDL tensioner to APAC

MDL has dispatched the new 4-track pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific, after securing the first job for the system with a global offshore contractor.

Maritime Developments Year in Review: 2016

Revisit with us the key events that shaped Maritime Developments' 17th year in business - and take a peak into what's to come in 2017.

Winding up the new-builds

As Seven Cruzeiro readies to begin its maiden project offshore South America, the onboard flex-lay equipment is all set for its first deployment - among it, Maritime Developments’ electric range.

800 Tonnes of Innovation

Not long after delivering the most innovative reel drive system yet, MDL is introducing an even more versatile and cost-effective solution to the flex-lay market.

MDL goes East with new appointment

The company has increased its support to the Asia-Pacific market with the appointment of a Business Development Director for the region.

Early project makes a comeback with USA delivery

MDL’s latest USA project has brought back memories of an early delivery to one of the company’s longest standing clients.

New system redefines global tensioner market

With its latest tensioner delivery, Maritime Developments has introduced a new cost-cutting proposition for global flex lay.

MDL Spread hits anniversary milestone

The MDL flex-lay spread has racked up an impressive track record of offshore work in its first year on the market.

Latest rental RDS completes first mission

The latest addition to Maritime Developments (MDL)’s hire fleet has successfully concluded its first mission - two years since delivery to its original client.

MDL launches innovative well intervention system

MDL has delivered a new flexible pipe deployment and retrieval system, set to significantly reduce the costs and risks of light well intervention.

Portable spread creates new opportunities

With its fully modular systems, easy sea-fastening and Plug & Play functionality, the portable MDL Spread has become the single solution needed for a variety of offshore flex-lay projects and vessel types.

MDL opens door in America

Maritime Developments has opened a new office in the United States to cater for its growing client base across the Atlantic.

Subsea Expo 2016: Inspiring smart conversations

MDL welcomed visitors to Subsea Expo 2016 with big presence and bright ideas for smarter flex-lay operations.

Subsea Expo 2016: MDL powers up flex-lay costs reduction

At this year's Subsea Expo exhibition, MDL will be demonstrating how its equipment directly reduces vessel costs during flex-lay campaigns.

Maritime Developments Year in Review: 2015

An interactive timeline of what made the headlines for MDL in 2015

Mission accomplished for MDL PVLS

Maritime Developments innovative portable vertical lay system (PVLS) has successfully completed its first mission.

Maritime Rentals fleet continues to grow

Just like the innovative technology that sets it apart from the competition, the Maritime Developments orange is becoming the company’s trademark on the back-deck rental market.

Maritime Developments’ first PVLS sets sail

Maritime Developments’ first portable vertical lay system (PVLS) has set off on its first mission as part of a complete flex-lay package for a global offshore contractor.

Looking hot this summer

This summer the Maritime Developments logo will become a familiar sight at one of the biggest North Sea developments in recent years.

Final winch order ready for early pickup

The last remaining set of a 40-winch order by an industry major has been wrapped up for shipping, long before its due date.

Latest reel drive system steals the spotlight

The latest addition to Maritime Developments’ portfolio of reel drive systems (RDS) was bound to brighten up even the gloomiest Peterhead day.

Maritime Developments seals 15th anniversary with first VLS order

Maritime Developments has secured the first order for its innovative portable overside vertical lay system (PVLS).

Bespoke tensioner boosts Maritime Developments’ rental fleet

Company adds the 4-track tensioner to its range of back-deck equipment for hire, ready to take up projects from the start of 2015.

Maritime Developments targets well intervention market with joint venture

New partnership with high performance pipeline manufacturer Magma Global has developed a unique well intervention solution for the offshore oil and gas market.

Third winch package tips electrical delivery over £12million

Over £12million of electrical equipment sold as MDL delivers its third package of winches for an industry major ahead of schedule.

Maritime Developments’ Year in Review

An interactive timeline of key MDL moments in 2014

MDL extends competitive edge with electrical push

When Kevin Cordiner joined Maritime Developments in 2012, the company’s electrical workforce equalled one. Today, the department boasts a crew of eight and is on the lookout for two more staff to join the team.

Key appointment boosts Maritime 
Developments’ electrical division

Maritime Developments has appointed an electrical systems engineer to join its market-leading electrical department.

Maritime Developments celebrates 15 years in business

From servicing fishing boats in Peterhead Harbour to equipping oil and gas vessels around the globe - Maritime Developments marks 15 years in business.

Maritime Developments marks RDS success with Aker delivery

Maritime Developments has successfully delivered its fourth reel drive system (RDS) since the product's launch last year to a major industry international.

Major winch delivery ahead of schedule

Maritime Developments reaffirmed its commitment to forging long-term partnerships as it delivered a major vessel order ahead of schedule.

Patent protection secured for Maritime Developments’ tensioner

Maritime Developments has secured a patent for its bespoke 4-track tensioner ahead of the delivery of a third unit of this type.

Maritime Developments at Subsea Expo 2014

Maritime Developments will highlight its latest products and innovations at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen (February 5-7, 2014)

West African contract success as further growth targeted

Maritime Developments has delivered a two-track tensioner for a project in Cameroon.

Largest contract to date for MDL

Maritime Developments (MDL) has secured its largest contract to date

Maritime Developments launches equipment hire service

Mike Gaskin, commercial director at Maritime Developments, said the business was responding to heightened demand for its products and services...

Bright future for subsea specialist

Maritime Developments is on track to increase 2014 turnover by 110%.

‘Next Generation’ Tensioner design

MDL has designed, developed and manufactured a new range of 4-tracked tensioners to enhance operational and safety demands for the deepwater market.

Increased capacity at Aberdeen and Peterhead

MDL has acquired a workshop, office and yard facility next to its 33,000 sq ft base at Wilson Street, Peterhead

Paul Lawrie swings by MDL stand at Subsea 2013

Open winner Paul Lawrie was guest of honour at the Maritime Developments exhibition stand that ‘putt’ the rest in the shade

Maritime Developments appoints Operations Director

Maritime Developments, the back-deck equipment specialist for the energy industry, has appointed a new operations director and added another 15,000 sq ft to its operational base.

Maritime Developments appoints Commercial Director

Maritime Developments has appointed an experienced Commercial Director as part of its strategy for growth in 2012 and beyond.

Maritime Developments continued expansion

Maritime Developments, the back-deck specialist, has secured additional land with a view to expanding its Peterhead operational base.

Fast-track US contract delivered on time

Maritime Developments has underpinned its in-house capabilities by delivering a fast-track project for a client based in the United States.

£1.7m contract from international subsea business

Maritime Developments has secured a £1.7m contract from an international subsea business.

Maritime Developments exhibits at Subsea 2012 in Aberdeen

Maritime Developments, the back-deck equipment specialist for the subsea industry, is highlighting its capabilities at the Subsea 2012 event on February 8 & 9 (2012).