MRDS Expands with New Asset Integrity Service and Key Appointment

A leading North-East drilling services firm has recently introduced a new service line for the oil and gas and renewables industry bolstered by a key appointment.

Aberdeen based MRDS, which specialises in project management, inspection, repair and overhaul of oilfield drilling equipment for both the on and offshore industries, has recently appointed an Asset Integrity Manager to head up and build its Asset Integrity service.

The company which was acquired earlier this year by Aberdeen-based investment firm Garrick Group has grown year on year since launching in 2015, building a strong customer base and moving to larger premises in 2017 in Altens where it currently resides.

Phillip MacDonald has been appointed to build the service line bringing his 15 years of energy sector experience to the role. Having previously held management positions with Texo Integrity+ and Global Energy Group, Mr. MacDonald has a wealth of commercial and offshore experience in the field.

The new service line will enhance MRDS’ already specialized services allowing the company to offer a single source for project management solutions for clients. The new Asset Integrity line will bring a different dynamic to the company focusing on access solutions, inspection, construction, asset protection/life extension and helideck enhancements.

MRDS Asset Integrity Manager, Phillip MacDonald, said: “I’ve joined the MRDS team at a very exciting time for the business. The recent acquisition will help better place the company to a global market. I bring a wealth of knowledge across multi-sectoral experience having worked with all types of class of offshore assets. I am looking forward to working with the team and most of all being a part of the company growth to assist with the longevity of the business.”

MRDS Managing Director, Ian McGillivray, said: “MRDS has an ongoing strategy to sustain our growth internationally whilst expanding into new markets. Phillip’s appointment to head up our asset integrity division is a crucial part of this strategy to better place MRDS in offering a well-rounded service for our clients, adding value and efficiency.”

The introduction of the new service will build on the company’s existing track record in the UAE, Europe, Norway and Africa. The company has a growth strategy to increase its presence globally to establish its presence in new markets including renewables and decommissioning.