Malin Group News – September 2019

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As Summer draws to a close and Autumn begins, the Malin Group have been kept busy over September

Here's what the group companies have been up to...

Through the months of August and September the team at Henry Abram and Sons and Malin Marine Consultants have been putting the finishing touches to a number of projects that have been running over the summer. With the onset of winter, a lot of inland waterways start to ice over and for our clients who need to meet a schedule, this time of year can bring added challenges to try get that last shipment in before the season comes to a close. MMC have been aiding a client with one such shipment to ensure that it is properly engineered and planned as any minor delays at this stage can lead to the shipment slipping into next year.

There was no chance of ice in Spain however, where we recently attended as third party marine assurance on behalf of Linde. We were involved in the marine assurance for the site move, roll-out and securing of a couple of 1300 Te Cold Boxes. Malin have been acting as Linde’s trusted marine authority for over 6 years now and have enjoyed working with their logistics team in that time. It is a relationship we look forward to continuing with many other exciting projects in the pipeline.

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September proved to be a busy month for Malin Marine Aberdeen:

The React team was busy supporting a major deployment of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) for JFD, Malin undertook the installation of the equipment with a hot works team of 17 present during the mobilisation phase, followed a week later, after the at sea deployment of the system, by demobilisation and vessel restoration activities. The hot works team were equipped with air fed masks in accordance with current HSE requirements.

The Malin Workboat team secured a charter for its first new build workboat MSD1655 'Provider' to aquaculture specialist MOWI in support of its fish farm husbandry duties. Provider will be on charter to MOWI fully crewed until early in the New Year. Provider was purpose built for aquaculture support and proving to be a versatile vessel.

The Malin Subsea team have been contracted by a Major supplier of Subsea Mission systems to design and build a Load Test Beam (LTB) capable of testing Pipe lay equipment at loads >1500 tonnes. The LTB will be designed by Malin’s Glasgow based structures team and built in its Malin Fabrication Facility near Glasgow Airport. The LTB is due for delivery early in Q2 2020.

The Malin Consult team have been awarded a turnkey contract by a west coast of Scotland Ferry operator to modify the design of an existing mezzanine deck to create additional capacity for passengers; the scope includes building the deck extension ahead of fitting it during a schedule docking.

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Cleanship recently opened an office on the 19th floor of Hong Kong's Two IFC.

It’s been a busy month for Cleanship. In addition to our ongoing retrofit project activity and readying shipowners for IMO 2020, we recently celebrated the official opening of our new office based in Hong Kong’s Two International Finance Centre.

Our launch event took place on Tuesday 24th September in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum where delegates from Cleanship were joined by members of the local shipowner community. A fantastic night was had by all and we look forward to building successful partnerships within Southeast Asia.

To coincide with the launch of Cleanship Hong Kong, we also premiered our new brand. As a result of continued growth and expansion of service offerings, we have decided to rebrand as Cleanship. Dropping Solutions, we have created a cleaner and more streamlined look that gives us scope to grow and diversify into many different areas of environmental compliance. With the new brand comes our new website, which can be found at

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We're Attending a Conference

Following the decision to expand BWC’s target market to include the shipping industry, BWC are now a confirmed attendee at the upcoming Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference in London.

“I’m personally very excited to attend the conference.
Events like this are essential for distinguishing our brand as an equipment supplier in the shipping industry”

– William Stirling, BWC Design Engineer.


The pipeline of enquiries continues to increase at BWC. Throughout the month of September alone, BWC have been invited to tender for multiple projects by ship owners, barge operators and for the construction of port-based treatment solutions.

Marketing Efforts

After some internal decisions being made this month, BWC are now in preliminary discussions with Scottish-based marketing firms to collaborate and ensure that BWC continues to grow as a recognizable supplier brand in the shipping industry.

Hazardous Areas

BWC are conscious that a large portion of shipboard BWTS installations will involve working within hazardous classification areas (Ex-zones). In response to this, BWC have addressed their installation partners and opened discussions with product/production specialists in the field.

Planning of this kind allows BWC to be as prepared as possible and ensures that future clients in the tanker market receive an efficient and time saving installation.  or contact our team of specialists at +44 (0)141 221 3075.

Another busy month has passed, and work on the SMTP continues to move at pace.

Malin Properties were successful in their planning application for the large Fabrication facility as part of phase one of the project. The council planners were delighted with the proposal and are keen to see the park begin coming to fruition. This is an important milestone for the entire project, allowing work to commence on phase one

We also received two more letters of interest this month, supporting the notion that the UK is yearning for a development such as this. One of the interested parties (a large ship repair facility with bases throughout England) is keen to use the SMTP as their Scottish Hub, benefiting from the many facilities on site to grow their Scottish operations. Letters of interest such as these are not just key to gaining further support of the Scottish government, both for funding and for their valued expertise, but also for confirming that the market is in fact in need of this project.

Earlier this month we attended London Shipping Week, with an aim to build business contacts with  various leading members of the London shipping community. During the visit SMTP were present at the Scottish Maritime Cluster reception on board the NLV Pharos. This was a fantastic event and the SMTP was very well received by the attending guests. We remain focused on the need to draw the attention of the Global market not just National. We also attended the highly regarded London International Shipping Week Conference. With over 1100 ‘C suite’ attendees this was the prime event to gauge International reception of the SMTP- Interest was overwhelmingly high. It appears that there is currently no competition within Northern Europe, and many of the attendees were keen to learn more about our plans and the potential for collaboration. We look forward to letting you know how these ideas and conversations progress over the next couple of months.

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