Rig Maintenance, Inspection & Refurbishment

To facilitate this work aspect R&D Solutions has aligned with Highland Oilfield Services.

Inspection Services

HIGHLAND undertakes all types of Inspection projects for clients worldwide from a broad industry spectrum.

Inspection Services Include:

  • Project Management
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Special Periodical Surveys
  • UTM Surveys
  • DROPS Surveys
  • Derrick Inspection
  • Crane Inspection
  • SI2307 Lifting Equipment & Accessories Inspection (LOLER)
  • Hoisting and Handling Drilling Tool Inspection
  • Critical Load Path Inspection
  • Diving Interpretation

R&D Solutions warehouse

Rigging & Lifting

At HIGHLAND, we only employ fully trained personnel authorised by OPITO and/or NVQ to manage heavy loads. We have performed many lifting operations for the Oil & Gas Sector, Renewables and Construction sectors.

We can carry out the following tasks, and more, for your business:

  • Site Surveys
  • Certified Lifting Plans
  • Rope Access Rigging & Lifting
  • Drilling Package Removal & Installation
  • All other Rigging as requested

We have a large team of qualified LOLER inspection personnel capable of certifying all equipment worldwide at short notice.

Fabric Maintenance

We have many years of experience in Fabric Maintenance of offshore installations. Our services include project planning and management, and we provide fully trained and experienced personnel using only the most up to date equipment and materials.

Our range of services include:

  • HP/LP Blasting
  • Paintings & Coatings
  • Marine Growth Removal
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • Anode Installation


HIGHLAND have developed a bespoke Data Management System powered by CIMS.

CIMS is designed as a business software tool which facilitates HIGHLAND, by bringing all aspects of workflow information together to ensure the day to day working activities function effectively and efficiently. This is integral to mapping the correct skillsets with the correct job so we get it right first time every time.

In practical terms this means that we have accurate data about our customers, suppliers and personnel information available at the click of a button. All customer, supplier, personnel information and details are easily accessed to generate quotations, purchase orders, work packs and inspection reports.

Competency and certification is demonstrated through all staff and personnel’s qualifications which prove the ability, knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the correct, competent and qualified personnel are assigned to each work scope.

Our personnel’s certifications and vaccinations are monitored and expiry dates tracked within the system to ensure all are in date for the completion of each work scope. This means we continually perform due diligence to prevent any last minute panics.

Client certifications and reports will be accessible over the internet and each client will be issued secure and encrypted login credentials to protect the unauthorised disclosure of customer sensitive information. Additionally CIMS provides a central back up to ensure data availability and integrity. Interim reports will be available for the client to view during the work period as live reports and completed reports.

Rope Access

Industrial Rope Access is a well-established method of accessing challenging work sites and offers a safe, reliable and cost effective service without the need for expensive alternatives. All of our Technicians are trained and accredited by IRATA and regularly sit exams to ensure their continued professional development. As well as providing Rope Access Services, our Technicians have a range of specialisms that can be performed at height or whilst suspended. HIGHLAND are IRATA accredited in Training and Operations and we have our own Training Facility.

HIGHLAND provide a range of industrial Rope Access Services including but not limited to:

  • Inspection (including all types of NDT)
  • Fabric Maintenance
  • LOLER Inspection
  • Paint & Blasting (all specifications)
  • Decommissioning
  • Coded Welding & Burning
  • Complete Rigging Services
  • Alternative Access Systems
  • Rope Access Netting Installation
  • Rope Access Scaffolding

We are renowned for providing a high quality service. Our Rope Access Technicians are fully qualified in a broad range of trade skills and are comprehensively supported for any global operation and can conduct all phases of any operation from planning to completion.