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Marine Construction, Survey, Research  and Logistics


Hebrides Marine Services Ltd. is a Hebrides based business providing a single service point for small marine construction projects, commercial diving needs, metocean research and consultancy for the commercial and academic market.




Hebrides Marine Services Ltd is a marine services company, created in 2010 as spin off company of the University of the Highlands and Islands, to support the renewables sector.  Since then, HMS has a developed a track record in small marine construction projects and metocean data aquisition, processing and analysis. 

In addition to our core services, we are formal associates with Lochs Diving Services Ltd, the only commerical diving capability in the Hebrides.  LDS provides support to the aquaculture, shipping, marine engineering and fishing sector.








Commerical Diving


 Civil & mooring inspections, mechanical engineering, underwater welding & cutting, video seabed surveys, mooring installations, media services, hyberbaric chamber hire, salvage, search and recovery.

Physical Oceanography


Turnkey metocean data aquisition and data processing services. Wave measurement bouy deployment and management. Seabed ADCP and AWAC deployments. Basic seabed survey options also available.

Tank Testing


Full suite of tank testing execution and management packages, including  numerical modelling, instrumentation, testing programme development and calibration.



A range of consultancy services focused on physical oceanography and coastal dynamics.  Also specific expertise available in  remote sensing techniques, marine licensing and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Marine Renewables
Experience of working directly with wave energy developers to support a range of needs: tank testing, resource assessment and modelling, environmental monitoring,  licensing and regulation.





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Recent Projects


Pentland Firth: ADCP data for Power Curve Testing

Client: MeyGen Limited

HMS designed and co-ordinated a number of high resolution ADCP deployments in the Inner Sound, Pentland Firth at the world’s largest operational tidal turbine array.

Transocean Winner: post salvage site clearance and monitoring

Client: Briggs Marine, Transocean Ltd

Following on from the successful salvage of the Transocean Winner oilrig at Dalmore, Isle of Lewis, HMS took over from the salvors to recover remaining debris at the site.  A one year monitoring programme was designed and implemented, including regular dive, drop camera, and magnetometer surveys.

Tank Testing Novel Wave Generator Technology

Client: Umbra Cuscinetti SPA

HMS partnered with Umbra Cuscinetti SPA, an Italian Aeronautics Component Supplier and Seapower SCRL to help develop their proprietary recirculating ball screw generator for the marine renewables market.  HMS is project managing the tank testing of a 6.2kW scale model of the generator in preparation for real sea trials.

Installation of Inner Navigation Poles, Stornoway Harbour

Client: Stornoway Port Authority & Wallace Stone Consulting Engineers

Installation of two navigational markers at the west side of Stornoway Harbour, undertaking with commerical diving support from Lochs Diving Services Ltd.

Miavaig Pontoon Extension

Client: Comhairle nan Eilean Sar

HMS worked with local supplier Gaelforce Marine Ltd to install three new pontoon sections on the southwest side of the harbour.

Stockinish Mooring Replacement

Client: Comhairle nan Eilean Sar

HMS underook the replacement of 27 riser chains on the old pontoon sections at Stockinish Harbour, Isle of Harris.

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HMS CONTACT: Arne Vögler

Fasgadh, North Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS2 9BD

+44 (0) 1851 770325

+44 (0) 788 060 7202