Northern Marine Services (Scotland) Ltd Marine Lifting and Inspection

Hire Equipment

From our facility in Wick we hold a stock of lifting and rigging equipment for rental and sale. Our sales consists of slings, shackles,RFPE and PPE.

Our expanding rental fleet covers, jacks, skates, rigging, man baskets, gangways, loadcells, small plant and site barriers.

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Boecker AHK36 Trailer-mounted Crane

Capable of 2t @ 5m and 200kg at 24m the AHK36 is a class leader in aluminium trailer cranes. Our crane although popular in Europe is the first of type in the UK. 

NMS have invested further in the crane’s capability having taken the option of the powered access platform allowing us to provide powered access up to 26m. 

  • Quick mobilisation 
  • Low ground pressure 
  • Variobase jacking 
  • 3.5t gross weight 
  • Self levelling up to 10degree slopes or undulating ground 
  • Crane and powered access on one machine within 15 minutes  
  • Quick set up as crane or access platform 
  • Fully redundant systems, ideal for man basket use inspecting bridges, harbours and piers. 

Bonfiglioli P3500L3 Trailer-mounted HIAB

3.5tm Bonfiglioli crane driven off a petrol power pack and mounted to a 16ft tri axle Ifor Williams trailer.

970kgs @ 3.25m to 250kg @ 9.35m with a trailer capacity of 1.6t on a 4120mm x 1970mm clear deck.  Alloy ramps and sides available. 8 x 500kg lashing rings fitted to trailer deck.

Trailer carries full range lifting equipment and securing straps.

320kg Glass Lifter

  • Fully certified 4 cup vacuum glass lifter
  • 320kg SWL

Available for rental anytime anywhere. Rent as a stand alone unit or hire with crane/hiab for installation.

Calibrated Load Cells

  • Calibrated load cell
  • 6.5t and 25t
  • Wireless readout

Available for rental anytime anywhere.

Water Weights

  • Fully certified water weights
  • 500kg, 2000kg, 5000kg and 10000kg
  • Available for rental anytime anywhere.
  • Delivery and collection service
  • Stand alone rental or contact us for load testing
  • Available with or without calibrated load cells

2 Person Man Basket

  • Fully certified for crane and forklift use
  • Can be used with forklift or crane
  • 250kg SWL
  • Available for rental anytime anywhere.


  • Fully certified aluminium gangways
  • 6m length.
  • Supplied with nets and lift rigging
  • Available for rental anytime anywhere.
  • Delivery and collection service

"I’ve worked with NMS for a fair few years now, and I cannot speak highly enough of the team. They are friendly, helpful and professional at all times, with no job being too big or too small. I get a lot of weird and wonderful requests in the shipping world, and NMS’s experience and extensive background in the industry has helped me on countless occasions."

James McKenzie - Ships Agency Team Leader from GAC Services (UK) Ltd (21/01/2021)

"In a business where we are literally asked for anything and everything you can think of no matter how obscure, We make Alasdair and the team at NMS one of first port of calls. This is down to their tenacity to get what we require when we require. “Team NMS” aren’t just a trusted supplier, they’re an extra member of our team and more importantly looked upon as friends. "

Barry Mitchell - Managing Director at 3Point Procurement Limited (27/01/2021)

"NMS’ highly professional and thorough monitoring of operations, expert advice on lifting practices and timely reporting were an invaluable addition to MOWEL’s efforts as responsible client to ensure that the principal contractor and its subcontractor’s activities were conducted safely and in full compliance with UK health and safety legislation and good industry practice. I recommend NMS for any such surveillance of heavy lifting and marine activities and thank the team for their continued contribution towards the safe construction on the Moray East windfarm."

Martin Shaw - T&I Manager at Moray East (24/03/2021)

"A very professional and competent business that's prepared to flex with the changes to programme and requirement. With a wide range of Plant and experience they are extremely adaptable to support high Risk Projects. I Highly recommend Northern Marine Services."

Lee Clinton - Senior Operations Manager at Telent (26/04/2021)

"Build and deployment of the BlueX prototype Wave Energy Converter was Mocean Energy’s first major project, so having Northern Marine Services on board to advise on lifting and marine operations provided great comfort to the team. NMS led lift plan reviews, provided significant input to Procedures and HIRAs and attended lift days as “client rep”. NMS’s input over the lifecycle of the project has also helped Mocean build its knowledge base, which will be valuable on future projects. We look forward to working with NMS again."

Jon Clarke - Project Manager at Mocean. (20/05/2021)

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31 Telford St

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