Oil States MCS has appointed Nick Jones as its new General Manager. Nick took over from Owen Osmotherley in March, when Owen retired.

Nick completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic, UK, in July 1984. He started his working life at the shipyard in Barrow joining the Armaments Division, Nick then went onto work at Sellafield designing robotic machinery for decommissioning nuclear equipment. He joined Oil States in November 1990 as an engineer and was promoted to engineering manager in June 2000.

Oil States MCS Limited provides specialist services to the offshore Oil and Gas industry. Remotely operated underwater equipment is designed, built and tested at their Barrow facility prior to operation in the North Sea and other locations worldwide during the installation and decommissioning of offshore structures. This includes the Hydra-Lok pile swage connection system, the Latch-Lok levelling system, maintenance work with the repair of caissons, including camera surveys and caisson cleaning and Abrasive Water Jet cutting system for decommissioning platforms, subsea structures or ad hoc specialist requirements such as down hole cutting.