Integrity Management Contracts Boost Business for MCS

Contracts for integrity management have had a significant contribution to MCS' rapid growth in the last 12 months.

The global subsea engineering company, which has more than doubled in size in two years, has recently won over UK2.5 million in integrity management work, including a recent agreement to provide support to Marathon. Since focusing on this critical area of subsea engineering, MCS has built up a team of almost 20 people specialising in integrity management.

Tim O'Sullivan, managing director of MCS in Aberdeen says, "With global oil and gas production increasingly coming from subsea wells, the demand for and complexity of riser systems is growing. Working closely with the client, we ensure that risers are inspected and monitored to mitigate risks in terms of safety and the environment as well as the protection of the client's capital expenditure in these systems."

The increase in business in this specialised area has led to MCS now actively seeking a partner to provide inspection services so that they can offer a fully integrated integrity management delivery service.

"MCS' strategy involves inspection, management and predictive engineering to ensure on-going integrity and assess life extension of the offshore asset. Our focus is on diligence, rigour, discipline and procedure," O'Sullivan says.

"We undertake a review of the pipe system which provides engineering evidence for its continued safe operation. The review includes inspections, monitoring, testing and analysis which then allow us to make recommendations for a programme of future work to ensure integrity. In order to offer a fully comprehensive service and quality control that service, we are actively seeking a company that will physically carry out the inspections on our behalf. We are currently undertaking market research and talking to suitable partners with a view to announcing a partnership very soon."