From seabed to masthead, Motive Engineering has it covered.

We offer in-house design, manufacturing, and fabrication services for a wide range of equipment, including winches, spoolers, tensioners, and associated cable/flexible conduit handling equipment.

In addition to bespoke and standard equipment production, we also offer a full repair, maintenance, and overhaul service.

Our in-house team of experts deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions, that maximise our clients’ operational, commercial, and environmental performance.


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Assembly/pipefitting shop

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Large testbed facilities

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Specialists in deck and subsea equipment

Our Engineers deliver end-to-end solutions, from initial concept design and production, to finishing and assembly.

With a track record spanning over a decade, everything is manufactured within a quality-led environment, tested and certified to meet international standards.

Specialising in large-scale manufacturing for multiple sectors including marine, offshore wind, decommissioning, aerospace and defence, telecoms, mining, and construction.

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Fabrication and machining

Experts in commercial engineering and fabrication, Motive supports clients working alongside leading operators worldwide, providing turnkey solutions via a team of highly skilled in-house designers and fabricator-welders.

A trusted partner for the sub-contract machining sector, we deliver fast, reliable turnaround on smaller scale and high-volume fabrication and machining scopes.

Services include horizontal and vertical boring, welding, machining, and drilling, with a well-equipped facility housing industrial machinery such as:

  • Vertical Turret Lathe, 108” chuck with 3m capacity
  • Swift Lathe, 1800mm chuck with 3.2m capacity
  • Giddings and Lewis Borer, 127mm spindle, table size 2.5m x 1m

Our greatest asset is the expertise and professionalism of our people. Decades of industry experience and a process-driven approach ensure our multidisciplinary Team can support the most demanding and precise project requirements, with the flexibility to adapt to any changing project requirements.

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Vessel services

Motive Engineering provides a comprehensive range of vessel services, including mobilisations, deck equipment installations, sea-fastening, and repairs.

Our well-established vessel team is always ready to mobilise at short notice. The multi-disciplined crew includes Supervisors, Welder/Platers, NDT/MPI Technicians, and Firewatchers.

Covering UK ports since 2017, our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Our specially designed mobile welding workshop containers ensure a one-lift, safe and quick start to vessel operations, saving time on port calls.

Refurbishment, repair and maintenance

From long-term maintenance service agreements to one-off refurbishments, Motive provides full after-care services, helping keep your offshore and back-deck equipment running reliably and safely.

  • Prolong the life of your assets
  • Increase reliability
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Cost-effective alternative to investing in new equipment

Our refurbishment, repair, and maintenance services are available for both Motive or client-owned equipment and can be delivered at your worksite or ours.

Full services catered - from strip down, overhaul, and assembly, to painting, load testing, and certification.

Bring your older assets back to life.

Scope of services

  • Design, manufacture, and testing of upgrades, modifications, and improvements to equipment and systems
  • Servicing of hydraulic motors
  • Manufacture and installation of replacement small-bore tubing, piping, and hoses
  • Cleaning and repair of components, machining of replacements
  • Procurement and supply of spare parts
  • Hydraulic system flushing and fluid conditioning
  • Blasting and painting
  • Inspection, maintenance, refurbishment, testing, and calibration of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, electronic & PLC systems
  • FAT and load testing

Looking for Engineering services?

We offer a fully bespoke design and fabrication service - all equipment is proudly manufactured onsite at our 30-acre facility in Scotland.