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Hiretech Limited Makes Significant Investment in Subsea Capabilities  

Hiretech Limited has invested significantly in personnel and equipment to enhance its capabilities and offerings in the subsea and decommissioning sectors.

Duncan Duthie has recently joined the firm as Business Development Manager for Subsea and Decommissioning rentals.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Duthie said, “I am delighted to be joining Hiretech during a sustained period of growth and investment. Working with clients within the subsea sector is not new to the business, strong relationships already exist, therefore the foundations are in place to allow further development of the subsea capabilities and continued growth.  The opportunity to work within an organisation with unequalled levels of knowledge and capability is one I am very much looking forward to.”

Hiretech has also invested significantly to enhance its rental offering through the purchase of two shears with subsea, back deck and onshore cutting capabilities.  With the existing equipment range in place to support subsea cutting, the shears provide valuable assets to enhance the company’s capabilities in supporting heavy duty cutting operations.

Over the past two years, the company has invested over £3 million in its rental equipment fleet to ensure its offerings continue to meet evolving and demanding industry requirements.

Keith Mackie, Managing Director at Hiretech Limited commented “We are committed to continuing investment in new product lines throughout 2020 as we strive to support our clients during changing project requirements.  We want to remain at the forefront of the industry through the provision of reliable equipment developed and supported by a team of experienced and knowledgeable personnel.  This latest investment allows us to offer an expanded service to our clients.”

Hiretech offers equipment rental and personnel supply to the energy and marine industries to support hydraulics, well service, pipeline, chemical cleaning, decommissioning, subsea and renewable activities.

Duncan Duthie & Keith Mackie
Hiretech Trainee Achieves Modern Apprenticeship Qualification

Adam Matthew today received his Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance certificate from Hiretech Managing Director, Keith Mackie.

Adam completed his HND in Engineering and his Modern Apprenticeship in conjunction with North East Scotland College Fraserburgh.

Interested in figuring out the workings of cars and mechanical equipment from a young age, Adam was inspired to follow a path in engineering where he could carve a career learning and developing further in a field he enjoys.

Now specialising within the Hiretech Transmissions Department, Adam continues to enjoy the hands on aspect of the job, being able to apply his skills and learning constantly.

Adam comments, “I have always been interested in how things work.  I really enjoy taking items to pieces, rebuilding them and get a great sense of achievement being able to get them working like new. I’m thoroughly enjoying my work within the Hiretech Transmissions Department, it has been a great experience and I’m learning a lot.  I’m really looking forward to a great future and sincerely thank Hiretech for supporting me throughout my apprenticeship.”

Hiretech Managing Director, Keith Mackie, added, “At Hiretech we recognise that investment in grassroots talent is important in order to maintain and develop skills within the industry.  Adam’s learning journey will very much continue as he gains experience across the many departments at Hiretech, from hands on engineering to project management.  This varied approach is valuable to our apprentices as it offers exposure and learning in many areas and also develops multiple skillsets, standing them in good stead for progression within the company in the future.”

Adam Matthew receives his Modern Apprenticeship certificate from Hiretech MD Keith Mackie
Hiretech Limited Leaves The eu

Hiretech Limited officially left the EU on 15th July 2019.

Whilst the UK continues in its preparations to leave the EU, Hiretech has moved quickly to adopt the movement by ceasing to use its .eu registered domain.

The company, based at Fintray near Aberdeen, has been using the domain hiretech.eu to promote its online presence since the company was founded in 2010.  However, since the movement was passed for the UK to leave the EU, advice from the European Commission has stated that as of the withdrawal date, organisations that are established in the UK but not in the EU will no longer be eligible to register or renew .eu domain names.

This advice has remained changeable as Brexit discussions continue, with no certain outcome yet clear.   Hiretech has therefore taken a proactive approach to avoid future issues in the continuity of its operations as it continues to promote its services online to the world.

Andy Buchan, Chief Executive Officer at Hiretech, commented, “With the current uncertainty over the UK’s continued membership of the EU, we received notifications that we would not be permitted to use the .eu domain indefinitely in the event of Brexit.  Uncertainty is not good for business, therefore we took the decision to change over to the hiretech.rentals domain in a time frame that suits us.  It was important to get the deal done.”

Hiretech, an independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has invested over £1.5m in new equipment during 2018, with a similar level of investment ongoing throughout 2019.

Hiretech Limited Announces Key Management Appointment

Aberdeenshire based equipment rental specialists Hiretech Limited has strengthened its team with a key management appointment.

Keith Mackie has been appointed as Managing Director, with current Managing Director and company founder Andy Buchan taking on the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Mackie has held a number of senior roles within the engineering and energy service industries, most recently as Manging Director at Power Jacks Limited.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Mackie said, “I am delighted to be joining Hiretech at such an exciting time. The customer focussed growth delivered through integrity, technical strength and investment is within the DNA of Hiretech and I look forward to further developing the business.”

Chief Executive Officer, Andy Buchan added, “Hiretech has grown significantly over the last three years as we regenerated ourselves following the recent downturn, and we identified a requirement to further strengthen our management team as we continue to capitalise on the opportunities that the energy markets present to us.”

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, invested over £1.5m in new equipment during 2018, with a similar level of investment ongoing throughout 2019.

Hiretech Limited Managing Director Keith Mackie & Chief Executive Officer Andy Buchan
Hiretech New Build Equipment To Expand Rental Fleet

Efforts continue towards expanding the Hiretech equipment rental fleet to meet client demand with a number of new build projects nearing final stages of completion in June.  An additional four Zone 1 Electric Hydraulic Power Packs are entering the final stages of completion at the company’s base at Fintray near Dyce, Aberdeen.  Additionally, a Zone 2 HD500 Well Service Pump is also nearing completion, built to include 3 3/8″ and 4.5″ fluid end options.  Staff at the Hiretech fabrication workshops have also started a number of additional Capex projects that will continue for the remainder of 2019.  The new equipment will be added to an expanding rental fleet which includes centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment.

For Sale – Zone 2 1050 cfm x 10 bar Air Compressor



Zone 2 1050 cfm x 10 bar air compressor.  Low hours, silenced. 2014.  Recertified March 2019.

Offers when seen.  For sale due to low utilisation.

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Hiretech Limited Launches Transmissions Refurbishment Service

Equipment rental specialist Hiretech Limited has launched a transmission and gearbox refurbishment service to augment its existing service lines.

The division, located at the company’s base in Fintray by Dyce, will offer transmission repairs, refurbishments and replacements.

Ron Finnie, who has over 35 years’ experience in the field, has joined Hiretech as Transmissions Manager and will focus on developing the Allison refurbishment business.  One additional position has also been created to facilitate the new offering.

Hiretech Limited Managing Director, Andy Buchan, comments, “We are delighted to add this service line to complement our existing business.  Our own Well Service Pumping Units rely heavily on Allison transmissions.  In addition to offering transmission refurbishment and testing, our technicians can also remove and replace faulty transmissions from client units onshore and offshore and we can offer temporary pumping solutions to minimise any downtime.”

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has invested significantly in its product and service ranges over recent months, achieving continued growth success in the UK and overseas.

Hiretech Equipment Rental Package Heads For Caspian

Hiretech Limited recently supplied 7 off Diesel Driven Chemical Circulating Pumps, 4 off Zone 1 Chemical Heating Tanks and a range of fittings to support a client’s chemical cleaning job in the Caspian.

Two of the Chemical Heating Tanks had to be manufactured at Hiretech within 4 weeks to meet the customer mobilisation date.

The equipment package was successfully mobilised on time by the Hiretech team.

We are recruiting a Trainee Maintenance Technician

We are currently recruiting a Trainee Maintenance Technician to join our team.  Applicants must have successfully gained an HNC in Engineering.

Our Job Description – Trainee Maintenance Technician gives all the details of the role.

Applications now being invited.  Please apply enclosing your CV.

Hiretech completes new Offshore Personnel Training and Competency to enhance client value

Hiretech Limited has completed the first of a series of Training and Competency Assessment programs for its Offshore Personnel Supply Department.

Day rate personnel have been trained and assessed in the operation and maintenance of Triplex Well Service Pumps, Pressurising Pumps and Centrifugal Pigging Pumps.  The practical and theoretical course also covered Zone 2 diesel driven equipment operations.

Course leader Colin Cruickshank commented, “We wanted to add value and a differentiation to the day rate market.  We have invested in our people to ensure that Hiretech selected day rate personnel have the best skills and competency available to make a safe and knowledgeable contribution to our clients’ operations.”

Hiretech Personnel Coordinator Samantha Mitchell has also completed the training courses, allowing her to fully understand client requirements to the extent she can now change pump packing if required.

To find out more about Hiretech Offshore Personnel please contact us.