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McGeoch Marine

Offshore Accommodation Modules, Engineering Cabins and Offshore Containers and Baskets

Founded in 1903 in Glasgow, McGeoch Marine (MML) designs and manufactures offshore accommodation modules, workspace and engineering cabins and offshore containers.

30 Fountain Crescent,
Inchinnan Business Park,
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire PA4 9RE,
United Kingdom

30 Fountain Crescent,
Inchinnan Business Park,
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire PA4 9RE,
United Kingdom

Founded in 1903 in Glasgow, McGeoch Marine (MML) designs and manufactures offshore accommodation modules, workspace and engineering cabins, and offshore containers and baskets. Our modules are designed, manufactured and certified to DNV 2.7-1 ABS (optional) and are compliant to IMO and SOLAS regulations.

Our range of offshore modules now includes accommodation units, galleys, offices, laundries, locker rooms, recreation rooms and various offshore engineering cabins, including mud logging cabins, MWD units, ROV control cabins and customer-specific engineering units. We also specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke and purpose-built modules that meet individual requirements and deck footprints available.

All our modules are A60 DNV 2.7-1 (DNV 2.7-2), ABS certified, and come fully equipped and ready to ‘plug-in and play’ to the on-board services. Modules can be hooked up on-board and ready for use within a matter of hours.

Offshore modules for platforms, semi submersibles and PSVs

Modules are an efficient and economical solution, offering a safe and comfortable living environment on-board all types of fixed and floating installations such oil and gas platforms, semi submersibles, PSVs, barges, survey ships and other types of vessels.

Modules are more manoeuvrable and lightweight, and can be lifted on and off by existing platform or vessel cranes. This does away with the need to employ heavy-lift crane barges, which are expensive to hire and can have long mobilisation times, wherever the project is located.

Modules are designed and built to strict DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 certification and every MML module is supplied with a full set of DNV-certified slings and shackles. They take eight weeks to build from start to finish: from the first steel being cut to final completion and sign off by DNV / ABS inspectors.

Linkable 32ft offshore accommodation modules

MML provides a range of accommodation modules. Our standard module is our 9.8m (32ft). This unit can be adapted to accommodate two, four or eight men depending on the cabin layouts and number of bunks required per cabin.

Modules can be delivered to suit customers’ individual specifications, and are provided with a choice of either A60 windows or A60 hatches depending on requirements. Accommodation modules come with wetrooms (shower and toilet facilities) in each cabin. All modules come fully equipped and ready to ‘plug-in and play’ to the on-board services.

Our larger modules can be utilised as either standalone units or can be linked and stacked together to form multi-purpose, multi-level accommodation complexes. Linking kits are supplied with each module (the seals are waterproof and provide a watertight barrier) and the modules are designed to link together quickly and thus minimise hook-up time and therefore costs, giving a faster turnaround and a more cost-effective solution when additional beds need to be found at short notice.

Standard features include:

  • HVAC system
  • Fire and gas detection system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Emergency lighting
  • Full automatic shutdown (CPFG panels – optional)
  • Fire dampers
  • PA / TV / telephone sockets and connections

20ft and 40ft accommodation modules

MML’s linkable 20ft accommodation modules help our clients to minimise deck space but still house offshore workers in safe and comfortable environments.

Our 40ft units offer clients a much larger living area within a single unit. Linkable modules can be 8ft, 10ft or 12ft wide, depending on the deck space available.

H60 fire-rated modules for offshore protection

Any module within our product range can be designed and built with an H60 fire rating. These units can be either DNV 2.7-1 certified or ABS certified depending on the vessel or platform classification. Our offshore door division can supply H60 and H120 doors (single, double and sliding) and windows.

A60 DNV 2.7-1, DNV 2.7-2 Zone 1 and Zone 2 engineering cabins

MML modules are designed and built for operation in hazardous (Zone I or Zone II) or safe area installations, and come in a range of sizes depending on the requirements of the customer and the available footprint on deck.

  • A60 Zone I / Zone II rated
  • Approved by Lloyds, DNV or ABS
  • HVAC system, Zone I compliant
  • CPFG (combined pressurisation fire and gas) panel, Zone I compliant
  • EEx lighting
  • Gas detectors
  • Emergency lighting
  • EEx telephone (optional)
  • Air locks
  • Fume cupboard (EEx certification – optional)

Workspace and engineering cabins for the offshore industry

MML also designs and manufactures a range of smaller modules for applications where deck space is very limited, including 10ft, 12ft, 16ft (4.8m), 20ft (6m) and 26ft (7.8m) units. Although these units are not linkable, they allow clients to maximise the small deckspace available whilst still supplying a safe and comfortable living and working environment on-board.

  • Laboratory modules
  • Process modules
  • Office units
  • MWD units
  • SLS units
  • Workshops
  • ROV control cabins

Offshore containers and baskets

As well as manufacturing accommodation modules and engineering cabins, MML also designs and builds a wide range of offshore cargo containers, baskets and mud skips.

All containers are certified to BS EN 12079 / DNV 2.7-1 / ISO / CSC and come with a DNV-certified sling and shackle set.

Types of containers:

  • 20ft and 10ft cargo containers – CSC plated and can be shipped as a standard ISO container
  • 20ft and 10ft half-height containers
  • Open-top containers
  • Mini containers: 6ft x 6ft, 8ft x 8ft
  • Baskets: 4ft to 90ft in length
  • Mud skips: payloads 3.5t to 6t

Payloads up to 20t – designed, fabricated, tested and marked in accordance with DNV 2.7-1, BS EN 12079

Containers are blasted and painted to SA 2.5, with colours chosen by the client.
We can also offer our customers the option to have their containers and baskets hot-dipped and galvanised if required.

About MML

MML now operates globally in the shipbuilding, offshore oil and gas, offshore renewables industries, with sales offices around the world and modern manufacturing facilities in both the UK and China.


30 Fountain Crescent

Inchinnan Business Park

Inchinnan, Renfrewshire PA4 9RE


United Kingdom