February 2021

AME grows in strength with new appointments

Due to new contract awards and business expansion, MDL has appointed two Business Development Managers to its Asset Maintenance & Engineering division.

James Farquhar and Shaun Cooper join the company to help bring cost efficiencies to more clients with topsides and onshore facilities requiring equipment maintenance, overhaul and upgrade.

Farquhar brings with him more than 30-year experience in hydraulic services and mechanical handling solutions within the oil & gas industry, with previous positions at Hydrasun, Alatas Crane Services and Sparrows Group.

Meanwhile Cooper - an experienced Crane Support Specialist - joins from EnerMech to further boost MDL’s crane servicing expertise. Cooper’s 25-year career has also included roles at Repsol Sinopec and Sparrows Group.

James Farquhar said:

“I’m extremely pleased to be joining MDL as Business Development Manager. My primary focus will be to build on the Company’s excellent platform already in place and expand on our offering in terms of Oil & Gas and Marine opportunities around Asset Maintenance and Engineering.

“MDL is renowned for its excellent level of client service and reputation for delivering exceptional results, so I look forward to building on these important foundations.”

Shaun Cooper added:

“In my new role I will continue to build on the existing client relationships that MDL has already established with regards to AME and will work on developing new relations by demonstrating MDL’s mechanical handling capabilities.”

Dave Gardiner, MDL VP Global, commented:

“I am pleased to welcome both James and Shaun onboard. They bring in a wealth of experience, both in securing new work as well as managing and delivering projects that fit well within MDL’s AME capabilities.

“These new appointments highlight MDL’s intention to increase our current offering to existing and new clients, and reflect our drive to provide complete Asset Maintenance & Engineering solutions to the global market.”

Over the past 18 months, MDL Asset Maintenance & Engineering (AME) division has built an extensive track record focusing heavily on efficient onshore planning prior to successful delivery on location.

Using MDL in-house skillset, the division provides complete Project Management and Engineering on projects, both on and offshore; maintenance and integrity services on cranes and lifting equipment; overhauling and manufacturing services on mechanical handling equipment; as well as maintenance and development of hydraulic, systems and control systems.