Business / Ocean Kinetics diversifies into hire service for marine equipment

Survey work near a salmon farm. Photo: Ocean Kinetics

LOCAL engineering firm Ocean Kinetics is continuing to develop its range of services and is now offering its customers short, medium and long-term hire deals of marine plant and equipment.

The company, based at Lerwick’s Marine Park, said it has invested heavily as part of its business development programme.

Marine plant and equipment available for hire range from survey vessels and workboats to pontoons, barges, cranes, boats, diving equipment, a decompression chamber, underwater hydraulic tools and a wide range of support equipment.

Managing director John Henderson said Ocean Kinetics’ business success has been built on the company’s relationship with its customers by listening to their needs and then supporting these requirements.

“With this high-quality plant list, we are now able to deliver a comprehensive hire service which in turn gives our clients the capacity to fulfil their work,” Henderson said.


All plant and equipment is fully tested and certified in line with the most stringent industry regulations before being hired out to clients, and a team of engineers maintains the plant at the company’s bases.

Servicing and repairs can be carried out at clients’ own premises by Ocean Kinetics engineers or at the company’s own bases in Lerwick and Aberdeen.

“We believe that we are now able to meet all client requirements,” Henderson said. “However, we will happily invest in new equipment if and when it is specifically identified and requested.”

Established in 1992, the company has a 30-year track record in oil and gas, renewables, fishing and aquaculture, marine works, decommissioning and power and utilities.

With bases in Lerwick, Aberdeen and Oban, the company said it is committed to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Ocean Kinetics’ survey vessel RubyMay. Photo: Ocean Kinetics.

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