Malin newbuild

WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF TRUSTED HERITAGE IN THE CLYDESIDE MARITIME INDUSTRY, MALIN ARE PROUD TO HARNESS THIS EXPERTISE TO CREATE COST EFFECTIVE NEWBUILDS.

Malin Newbuild specialise in the fabrication and outfit of complex marine equipment and vessels to a client’s own set of drawings and specifications.

Our in-house execution team consisting of project managers, fabrication experts and planners, allows us to take a set of client plans, either fully realised or part designed, and assist in turning these into the reality of a working end product.

With experience on a variety of projects, across sectors from defence and nuclear, to renewables and oil and gas, we are on hand to actualise your requirements.

Design and build support

Utilising the specialised skillsets of our parent and sister companies, Malin Newbuild can offer a turnkey solution to any complex or unique fabrication project.

Design Support

These skillsets and processes can be tailored to the size and complexity of the design and fabrication project desired. We can provide design support using even the most basic initial specifications for a complex fabrication.

Utilising in-house structural experts and detail designers, our team can take this specification and develop concept and detailed designs before final issue of production drawings for fabrication. At all stages, design reviews will be incorporated to allow clients to view how the design is progressing in line with time, cost and the initial specification.

Build Support

We can either take a client design or a Malin created design and fabricate the structure with all necessary work processes and inhouse personnel. With production plans, work breakdown structures, inspection and test plans, and certification plans, this will ensure that the project is built both on time and to cost but also commissioned and certified to any required standards or classification for the specific project.

Be it large and complex, or more standardised in nature, Malin Newbuild can ensure that your project is realised.

our experience

With one of the largest fabrication facilities on the West coast of Scotland, we offer a turnkey service to a range of sectors.

We have a strong history of delivering high spec, complex builds across a range of sectors, including:
• Commercial marine
• Heavy fabrication
Civil nuclear
Renewables
• Infrastructure
• Defence

Within this, client retention is a key element of our success. We place our clients requirements at the centre of all that we do, to ensure our solutions are effective, efficient – and that our clients are satisfied at every stage of the project.

With the experience and knowledge gained from working with clients such as Scottish Water, where, for example we have carried out the manufacturing, testing and delivery of a large diameter bifurcation shaft steel pipe, we have expanded our facility to now form one of the largest facilities on the West
Coast.

Projects such as the Minesto buoy, a prototype wave turbine machine successfully delivered to the KG5 docks for shipment to Angelsey, and the development of a 22 tonne rotator and 28 tonne upender, specially designed to increase safety and efficiencies, demonstrate our aptitude for innovative, creative
solutions that are bespoke to your needs.

Harnessing established knowledge, techniques and skillsets, gained from years in the oil and gas energy, we have similarly brought innovation to the renewables market. As well as the Minesto buoy, and fabrication of the Archimedes Waveswing for Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and AWS Ocean Energy, we recently completed 26 wind platforms for the Beatrice wind farm, each manufactured, finished and delivered on time, within budget, and to specification.

We also have strong demonstratable experience with defense and nuclear clients, from the load test and delivery of a 70 tonne working submarine platform, to the fabrication, finishing and design of key components for Hinkely Point.

This diverse experience is built upon a trusted team of specialists who are here to meet your requirements.

structural support

Through the utilisation of the latest techniques, we work to evaluate structural designs with due regard to client requirements, the relevant codes, production costs, safety and timeframe. We hold safety paramount with regards design, with a commitment to regularly review the operational and safety aspect of the structure or equipment we design.

Our experienced, accredited engineers utilise industry recognised software to conduct detailed analysis (including Inventor, AutoCAD, RHINO, Strand7 FEA, Nauticus).

We offer client’s real added value, in line with the latest codes and standards, through the following services:

  • First principle calculations, framework analysis and finite element analysis
  • Design to class: DNVGL, ABS and LR
  • Design codes: Eurocode 3, AISC, BS, ISO, NORSOK
  • Global and local analysis covering strength, fatigue, modal and accidental cases
  • Full drawing packages: 3D models, package, and fabrication drawings
  • Full build of structures

Our Team

Our team consists of a group of experienced, yet diversely skilled individuals, spanning different technical, non-technical, sectoral and personal backgrounds. 

John MacSween

John A Macsween

Managing Director

Having graduated with a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Glasgow University, John joined Henry Abram and Sons Ltd as a Graduate Marine Superintendent.

From here he has spear-headed development and diversification efforts, resulting in the Malin Group, home to several successful sub-brands, which focus on marine manufacturing, support, and technology sectors all over the world.

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Ben Sharples

Ben sharples

Director

Ben has recently joined Malin as a Director working to develop Malin’s customer offering. Ben was a Director at a key James Fisher subsidiary for 20 years and has successfully designed and delivered a broad range of high profile governmental offshore and subsea projects, with both hardware and operational content.

Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay

Sales Engineer

Having graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a master’s degree in naval architecture and ocean engineering, Andrew successfully delivered upgrade projects onboard a fleet of offshore rigs with Maersk Drilling, across the globe.


After recently returning to Scotland, he diversified his skill set through spearheading business development efforts for a leading marine services organisation, before joining the Malin Group in 2020.

Sandy

sandy hamilton

Production Manager

With over 40 years of experience spanning
machining, oil and gas, construction, off highway
and marine engineering, Sandy has previously held a number of managerial and director level roles, before joining the Malin Group as Production Manager. With a solid health and safety background (IOSH), combined with an HNC in management, Sandy brings a diverse skill set to the role.

David Mc

David McGuire

Sales Engineer

David entered the Strathclyde Academy and after obtaining his HNC, he moved into the studies of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Strathclyde University. While studying at Strathclyde, he participated in a Summer school programme at Harbin Institute of Technology in Weihai. Before achieving his BEng, David worked at the Malin group in back to back Summer Internships before being offered a position in the sales team of Malin
Newbuild.

Ross Gemmell

Ross Gemmell

Project Manager

Ross brings a myriad of skills to the group, built over the last 13 years, across a range of industries including marine, nuclear, oil and gas, bridgeworks and architectural metalworks. Having previously worked as a draughtsman and project engineer, Ross now harnesses this range of skills for his current role as a project manager.

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