TSG Marine was founded by Managing Director, Allan Syme, and one of the questions we are always asked is “what does TSG stand for?” TSG isn’t actually an abbreviation…TSG 250 was the registration plate of the first car in which Allan learned to drive and was owned by his father. The number plate was passed down to Allan and when deciding on a name for the newly established company, TSG Marine seemed a good choice as he wouldn’t have to pay for a private plate! This is the first time we have heard of a business being named after a private registration and not the other way around. That probably says a lot about TSG Marine as a company; we do things differently and cost effectively.
The early days of TSG Marine saw Allan undertake various vessel audits, with a particular focus on Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems. Early in 2012 Allan was asked to consider working on a particularly challenging walk 2 work (W2W) concept. Engaged early in the planning process Allan assisted with vessel selection for the project, and along with his team, successfully oversaw the simultaneous mobilisation of two gangway access systems onto two sister vessels. Upon completion of the project TSG Marine also fully demobilised each vessel back to its original condition.
From that initial project, TSG Marine has expanded its W2W client offering. Today we provide project management, specialist W2W equipment hire, mobilisation/demobilisation support and manpower provision (including offshore W2W campaign managers). TSG Marine can support with integrated service packages or can offer individual services, as required.
We have also developed our service offering to include not only supporting W2W campaigns, but also wider mobilisation and demobilisation support for specialist equipment such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). In addition to asset maintenance solutions, bespoke engineering packages and a selection of SPS products/services.
TSG Marine believes strongly in continual personal development. As such, a large number of the team at TSG Marine are in further education programmes, whether that be through college, university or bespoke training packages and we are also members of “The 5% Club”. One of our founding principles was also to create a supportive environment for ex-forces personnel in their transition to “civvy street”. A number of our current workforce come from operational military background, with all three armed services represented.