Malin newbuild

Delivery on time to budget and to specification…

Malin Newbuild specialises in the fabrication and outfit of complex marine equipment, lifting devices, platforms, buoys and vessels. 

Our in-house execution team consisting of project managers, fabrication experts and planners can transform a set of client plans, either fully realised or part designed, and assist in turning these into the reality of a working end product. Our in-house engineers carry out industry standard, bespoke design work, which combined with engineering expertise enables the safe delivery of all vessels in line with client’s exacting requirements.

Each of our builds also utilise the highest selection of equipment, with a trusted range of respected suppliers. 

From construction and fit out, to the launch and documentation supply, our experienced project management team are on hand to ensure your build experience is seamless and issue free.

Our considerable expertise and experience is combined with a commitment to innovation: bespoke builds may integrate hybrid / electric systems to ensure they are adopting systems which are both future proofed and environmentally sound.

Design and build support

We provide the necessary personnel skillset, fabrication processes and work structures to effectively adapt to any complex or unique fabrication project.

Detailed 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, Newbuild 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 in-house 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 small and simple, Malin Newbuild can ensure that your project is realised.

fabrication and commissioning support

Fabrication Support

Malin Newbuild can provide fabrication support to any project, encompassing both basic steel fabrications to full outfit, depending on the complexity and project requirements. Throughout this process, the Group resources will feed in to ensure the fabrication is completed to design and in line with the inspection and test plan designated by the Malin Quality team.

Commissioning Support

We can also provide commissioning support, dependent on the project, utilising in-house expert mechanical and electrical commissioning engineers for major platforms. This will be completed in line with the certification plan designed for the project and the inspection and test plan, ensuring that the project is commissioned safely and in a quality and cost effective manner.

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.


Ben Sharples

Ben sharples


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.

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Principal Naval Architect

Chris, a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, has over 25 years’ experience in the Shipbuilding and Offshore Wind sectors in the West of Scotland, gaining experience in many of the technical departments within the Upper Clyde shipyards during his 17 years with BAE Systems.

In 2011 he moved from his position as Technical Project Manager at BAE to the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa Offshore Wind where he helped develop the offshore turbine manufacture, transportation, assembly and logistics strategies for their offshore installations.