First Marine Solutions announces six-figure investment

In: Corporate
16/02/2021

First Marine Solutions (FMS) has made a six-figure investment to strengthen the firm’s survey and positioning service. The investment is expected to position the business for growth in the emerging renewables market.

The investment comprises new office and workshop premises adjacent to the existing FMS headquarters in Aberdeen, and the appointments of Carl Lafferty and Marc McGruther, who join as Survey & Positioning Manager and Project Delivery Manager, respectively.

Survey & Positioning Manager Carl Lafferty joins FMS with over 14 years’ experience of the onshore and offshore energy industries, having most recently overseen the project management function at Fugro GB (North) Marine.

As Project Delivery Manager, Marc McGruther brings industry experience, having previously held roles within Seatronics and Saipem. Utilising his experience, he will oversee the project team.

FMS’ Managing Director, Steven Brown, said: “This investment allows us to fit the final piece of the puzzle, positioning FMS as a fully integrated mooring and marine service provider, offering marine consultancy services, equipment supply and rental, and survey and positioning services across various sectors around the globe.

“The appointments of Carl and Marc are a fantastic addition to the FMS team, and I have no doubt that their extensive knowledge and expertise will not only strengthen our survey and positioning service but bring improvements to the whole business.”


Of his appointment, Carl Lafferty said: “I am delighted to join FMS at a time of great opportunity within the industry, as I believe the business has adapted well to the new challenges it has faced.  I am looking forward to developing the survey and positioning service, whilst working alongside my colleagues across our other service lines to deliver a truly integrated solution for our clients.”

FMS specialises in temporary and permanent mooring solutions for floating offshore units. It offers an integrated service, from system design and analysis, to equipment supply and management, through to all aspects of the installation operations.


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