Motive Offshore appoints global head of Rentals division

Source: press release, 14 April 2020

From left, James Gregg and David Leith at Boyndie with Motive’s recently completed, biggest build to date: 320Te WLL Hydraulic Drum Winch (photo: Motive Offshore)

Motive Offshore Group, specialists in marine equipment fabrication and rental, has reported an impressive start to 2020 for its Rentals division, with first quarter results exceeding initial expectations.

The recent appointment of David Leith as Rentals Division Manager is indicative of the company’s focus on the specialised rental of high capacity winches, umbilical deployment and subsea equipment.

Discussing 2020 results so far, he comments, “I am delighted that our Rentals division has made such a positive start to the year. Having been a part of the Motive journey for over 8 years, I can confirm that our success so far is based not only on our extensive range of rental products – we offer Scotland’s largest fleet of Hydraulic Power Units (HPUs), including a range of ATEX units – but also our continued investment in both new and existing rental equipment.”

“We have been manufacturing the highest quality equipment since we began trading in 2010. Those proven, in-house engineering capabilities allow us to re-engineer our catalogue of products to suit specific requirements, working to the shortest of lead times and deploying from our locations across the globe,” continues Leith.

James Gregg, Motive Offshore COO says, “Whilst recent events have impacted across the entire offshore oil and gas supply chain, I am hugely encouraged by the excellent start to the year, made by David and Motive Rentals.”

“Our diverse range of rental products was created to suit global market requirements and includes high capacity winches, HPUs, marine cranes, subsea baskets and smaller tooling and test equipment. With market conditions at their most challenging for some time, I fully expect the industry to take further advantage of asset rental and believe our investment in this area remains key to our preferred supplier status. We certainly have plenty to celebrate in 2020, as Motive reaches its 10-year anniversary,” adds Gregg.

Launched in 2010 by James Gregg and Dave Acton, Motive Offshore Group is headquartered in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Norway and the Middle East.