Six-figure investment strengthens First Marine Solutions’ survey service



First Marine Solutions (FMS), a provider of mooring solutions to the energy sector, has made a six-figure investment to strengthen its survey and positioning service.

The investment comprises new office and workshop premises adjacent to the existing headquarters in Aberdeen, along with the appointments of Carl Lafferty and Marc McGruther, who join as survey and positioning Manager and project delivery manager, respectively.

The changes are aimed at bolstering FMS’ existing in-house survey and positioning capability, establishing it as one of the leading turnkey suppliers in the offshore moorings market – and positioning it for growth in the emerging renewables market.

Lafferty joins FMS with more than 14 years’ experience in the on and offshore energy industry, having most recently overseen the project management function at Fugro GB (North) Marine.

Meanwhile, McGruther previously held roles within Seatronics and Saipem. He will now oversee the project team, ensuring successful delivery for all stakeholders.

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.”

Of his appointment, 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.”

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