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Marine Technical Limits Introduces Hybrid-Working

In 2020 the way we work changed forever.  The impact of Covid-19 was devastating, and individuals and organisations were expected to be agile, flexible, and adaptable without preparation or warning.   At the beginning of the pandemic Marine Technical Limits was in a strong position due to previous investment in systems and structures which are secure …

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Terra Nova Life Extension Turnaround

Marine Technical Limits (MTL) is currently supporting its client Suncor and its Terra Nova FPSO as it undergoes a Life Extension Turnaround (LET) project in Navantia’s shipyard, Ferrol, Spain.  The vessel underwent a 2,000 nautical mile trans-Atlantic crossing in mid-December and arrived in the Northwest corner of Spain before the end of 2021. The visit will …

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FPSO Tank Ventilation – Air Change Rate

While building regulations worldwide are quite prescriptive when considering the volume of ventilation required for different spaces, there is a distinct lack of guidance for the ventilation of confined spaces, in terms of air changes per hour or even what constitutes “adequate ventilation.” To a layperson or to a professional in the field this just …

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Innovative Hull Repair – World First

When working in difficult, challenging and sometimes unpredictable environments, thinking ‘outside of the box’ is a necessity. Problem solving quickly, innovatively and above all safely is a must when the unexpected happens, and yet many organisations in the oil and gas industry often fall into the “one size fits all” category of problem solving.   That isn’t the case for us at Marine Technical Limits (MTL). Through careful planning and our safe …

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Spreadsheets Are Not Databases!

Comment by Calum MacLean In recent days the newspapers in the United Kingdom (UK) have been dominated by the story of Public Health England (PHE) and its mishap which saw more than 16,000 coronavirus cases going unreported.  As you can imagine, this was a significant incident which could have impacted the lives of many. However, out-with the potential impact on …

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END2END SERVICE – THE WAY OF WORKING

In the current economic climate, and with a reduction in the price of oil, the energy sector is having to consider how it works with third party organisations. More efficiency, cost effectiveness and lean work scopes will be the new way of working. Luckily for our clients we have been innovating, thinking differently and driving …

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MTL SOFTWARE ENABLES CLIENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND RISK

The oil and gas sector is a resilient industry. We have had times where oil price has dropped well below what was expected and we have picked ourselves back up. Currently, we are living in the reality of low oil price and the Covid-19 pandemic which has had a huge impact on our economy and …

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MTL SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION ON A GLOBAL SCALE

FPSO integrity management and repair specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has been supporting the next generation of engineers and naval architects for more than 15 years but more recently its effort to invest in young graduates have taken an international turn. Since its inception, MTL has invested heavily in the development of graduates from local …

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With correct structures and systems in place, MTL will always deliver

Every single person, organisation and government globally have felt the impact of Covid-19 and the ensuing crisis. Everyone is trying to respond appropriately while adhering to the government’s guidelines and maintaining a certain level of “normal”. At Marine Technical Limits (MTL) we have stringent business contingency measures in place, we had the right tools at …

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Droning On!

The use of drones for the inspection of hard to access locations in FPSO tanks is now well established, and MTL are working with our many clients globally defining inspection scopes for drones, interpreting inspection data and making recommendations where anomalies are identified. Our knowledge and understanding of what can and cannot be achieved using …

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MTL ANNOUNCES £400K INVESTMENT AND SIX NEW EMPLOYEES

ON WAY TO £4.8MILL TURNOVER FPSO and marine vessel integrity and repair management company, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has announced the appointment of six new recruits as part of a £400,000 investment in the organisation. It comes as the firm, which now employs 44 people, targets turnover of £4.8million this year. The Kintore-based company, which …

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Guidelines for the Management of Structural ALE Issues for Mono-hull FPSOs

Specialists FPSO integrity and risk management firm, Marine Technical Limits (MTL)  has been recognised for its outstanding work by the Energy Institute.  The company, which is head-quartered in Kintore, Aberdeenshire had its “Guidelines for the Management of Structural ALE Issues for Mono-hull FPSOs”  published and made available for download through the Energy Institute website. MTL …

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Marine Technical Limits Appoints Three New Recruits

FPSO integrity management and repair specialist Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has added three new recruits to its multi-disciplinary team. Following a considerable number of contract wins during 2019 and an incredibly busy autumn, the Kintore-based organisation recognised a need to expand its 50 – strong workforce. With that in mind it has welcomed Ruairidh Hardy …

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Lead Naval Architect Presents at University of Strathclyde

Lead Naval Architect Ian Stewart delivered a successful presentation on 13 November 2019  to students at the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. Ian, who discussed how to perform sub-surface structural hull repairs to FPSOs, while on station, said: “Having studied at the university I’m delighted to be back after …

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MTL Develops New System of Work in a World First

FPSO and marine integrity management specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has designed and developed a software platform which will significantly change the way inspection work is carried out and recorded. MTL, which is based in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, has developed a solution within its PYXIS software system which digitally defines inspection workplans allowing tablet based inspection …

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MTL Expands Global Reach

Technical Director Matt Lewin and Senior Project Engineer Adam Westwell travelled to Brazil to meet with AES Union to discuss the partnership.​ AES Union partnership The strategic alliance will see MTL delivering enhanced FPSO integrity management, safe system of work (SSOW) equipment for confined space entry, inspection leadership and on-station repairsto Brazilian FPSO owners and …

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Significant Success and a Bright Future

FPSO integrity and repair specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has reported significant business success in 2018 with plans for further success and a bright future in 2019. Added additional revenue Last year the company, which is based in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, secured and executed 28 contracts and added additional revenue with research and systems development, as-well-as …

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