First LiveWire™ Spread Heads to Delmar’s Shore Base Facility

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  RELEASE NO. #18-08-15 August 15, 2018

The first LiveWire™ system – an innovative solution for efficient wire rope inspection services and change-outs has left Maritime Developments (MDL) Peterhead facility and is on its way to Delmar Systems, Inc. quayside facility in Port Fourchon, LA.

Developed in a joint partnership between MDL and Delmar Systems, Inc.  LiveWire™ is designed to significantly cut costs associated with large wire rope inspection, maintenance and replacements operations, particularly by minimizing disruption to rig or vessel schedules.

The LiveWire™ system, which includes a multi-reel handling system, tensioner, compensator unit, NDT, and lubrication unit, has been commissioned and FATd (Factory Acceptance Test) in MDL’s manufacturing and testing facility in Peterhead, Scotland.

The system is automated using remote controls developed in-house, and operates independently, preventing the need for connection to any vessel or quayside service.

Using LiveWire™, Delmar Systems and MDL can carry out wire rope inspection and maintenance services from a quayside to support construction vessels, or the system can be mobilized onto any PSV to support offshore rigs and heavy construction vessels. The compact spread allows for multiple spare wire rope to be carried on-board the PSV when conducting offshore rig crane wire change-outs.

“I am very excited to see LiveWire™ come to life and look forward to introducing it to the Gulf of Mexico” said, Mark Williamson, MDL Head of Global BD. “The market has never had an elegant and efficient solution before, never mind one which can service both onshore and offshore applications. I expect LiveWire™ to have a significant impact on the crane wire inspection services – here in the GoM, and globally.”

“Delmar’s implementation and support service for large diameter long wire rope inspection, installation and service is a natural extension of our mooring methodologies and core business,” said, John Bodin, Delmar Systems’ Director of Global Business Development. “The combined experience of both companies in innovative solutions and offshore services has resulted in the ground-breaking solution of LiveWire™.”

The LiveWire™ spread has completed testing and is on the way to its new base in Delmar’s Port Fourchon, Louisiana shore base facility, where it will be mobilized for its first mission.

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Established in 1999, Maritime Developments (MDL) designs, manufactures and delivers back- deck equipment for the global oil, gas and renewables sectors from its UK bases in Aberdeen and Peterhead. The company also has an office in Houston, Texas, USA.

MDL offers a full suite of back-deck equipment for deployment and retrieval of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF products), for sale or hire as part of its Offshore Service, alongside its design, engineering, manufacture and asset support services.

The company operates health, safety and quality management systems that have been certified to the internationally recognised standards OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001.


Established in 1968, Delmar Systems, Inc. is the world leader in offshore mooring and subsea services, providing the most efficient solutions for the global oil and gas industry.

World-renowned for unmatched reliability and safety, the services provided by Delmar include: engineering design, mooring analysis, project management, planning and procedures, operational installation, and mooring equipment rentals.

For more information, contact: Erin Rosenstein, Delmar’s Marketing Manager at (832) 252-7100 ext. 312 or or visit the company’s website: