We are delighted to have successfully completed the load-out, transportation and installation of the SDS module for the Well-Safe Guardian. Our Malin Abram team, working in partnership with Well-Safe Solutions, have worked tirelessly to safely and securely complete this exercise.
With our Malin Newbuild team completing the initial build, and Clyde Corrosion Control Ltd colleagues blasting and painting the structure, it is a very proud moment for all involved, demonstrating what combined expertise and passion may achieve.
You can read our staff stories below, from a selection of those involved in this complex fabrication and transportation scope.
Gary is our Managing Director, joining Malin in 2014 after completing an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering at The University of Glasgow. Gary has a broad experience on the logistics side of Oil & Gas projects, most notably working as an in-house Heavy Lift Specialist on the TCO project. In addition to being AP (Appointed Person) qualified, he also specialises in seafastening design & global & local structural checks on vessels and barges.
‘One of the best parts of my job is the fact I get to work not only across locations and with a range of valued clients – but also on such varied projects, for example the Well-Safe Guardian. It was quite majestic to see the SDS module loaded safely to the barge, a culminations of many months of calculations, planning and testing. I am very proud of my team’s efforts and feel privileged to have worked with our valued client Well-Safe, whom I hope we will develop a relationship with going forward.
Scott is a Project Manager with over 12 years’ experience in engineering, specifically in the area of lifting equipment within marine and offshore environments. Prior to that he Graduated from Strathclyde University with a degree in Product Design Engineering. Having kicked off his career as a Design Engineer, he has since diversified his expertise and experience in the area of project management, an area he will specialise in within Malin Abram, particularly turnkey projects – such as most recently, the Well-Safe load out.
‘I have been involved in this project since handover from our Malin Newbuild colleagues who completed the fabrication of the module. To see this build completed, work to safely and securely load her to the barge and then finally install, has been an absolute privilege. There has been lots of moving parts, requiring consistent communications across partners but the Well-Safe team have been fantastic throughout!
Iain is a Senior Naval Architect, bringing an array of skills and experience. Having attained a Master of Engineering (MEng) focused in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Iain subsequently developed an enviable portfolio of projects, across a number of years in the oil & energy industry. Iain offers proven practical skills, as well as expertise across a number of key areas including Structural Design and Analysis, Inspection, and Stability. Through his role he has worked on a variety of key projects, including most recently the Guardian.
‘‘Since joining Malin, I have been involved in a variety of scopes, across countries, industries and with many varied clients. It is always difficult to pick a favourite – and I don’t think I ever could, but working with my Malin Abram and Wellsafe colleagues on this project has proved to provide invaluable experience, some challenges – but with them, room for development, and a real sense of pride.’
Calum is a Graduate who joined Malin Abram in 2021 having graduated with a master’s in mechanical engineering at The University of Strathclyde. Prior to Joining, Calum spent 6 months as a Quality Control Assistant at Malin Fabrication, giving him an appreciation of the transition from design to manufacture. With a interest in structural design as well as practical work on site, Calum has been involved in a range of projects, from Project cargo shipments to the current Guardian loadout, which has deepened his knowledge base and engineering skills.
‘I have found this project exceptionally rewarding, nothing prepares you for the feeling when you see months of planning, calculations and effort come together on a project of this scale. I feel very privileged to have worked on this project – and found it a great experience to collaborate with our Well-Safe colleagues!!’