About Us

MEDS was established in 2007, during the time when the Diving Industry was at its peak due to high demand in the Oil and Gas industry. This phase saw many small Diving Companies prop up and with limited research to improve efficiency in the field of Commercial Diving, the Top Players were facing competitive pressure from the smallest of Diving Companies.

MEDS was early to foresee this pressure and anticipated of an Industry where the lines between the Marine Operators and Diving Companies would be blurred. In order to gain Competitive advantage over other Diving Companies and operate as ‘One Stop Solution’ for Offshore Construction projects MEDS started to make a strategic shift. Where everyone else was trying to cut costs by reducing operational overheads and acquisitions, MEDS swam against the tide to invest in Marine Assets and achieve a marked advantage and a space in which very few Diving Companies exist.

MEDS growth strategy is twofold. One, Maintain cost leadership in the broad market for chartering business and second, constantly create differentiation initiative to strengthen the competitive edge in diving and subsea engineering services.

MEDS continually strives to maintain the highest standards of compliance to the Global Safety and Environmental policies while operating its fleet. It has the capability to offer three of its own DP2 Vessels on Time Charter Basis. In addition, MEDS can also source additional Vessels from its Industry associates if required for Time Charters. In addition to the DP2 Dive Support Vessels, the Company also owns Two Portable 12 Man Saturation Dive Systems and numerous 4 Surface Supplied Air Dive Systems allowing the Company to dive upto 350 MSW.

 

 

            Ashutosh Chaudhary
Managing Director
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A Computer Engineer by academics, he has been professionally trained for NDT and inspection. Coming from a family of Divers it was very natural to pursue credits in Marine and Diving profession and accordingly was backed up with certifications from United Marine Academy.

Started career as an Inspection Engineer and then quickly moved to work on ONGC Drill Rig ‘Sagar Ratna’ further moving to work on MV ‘Big Orange IV’ for IOOC. His tenure with United Divers Private Limited was short but moved fast from Operation Manager to CEO. This is what decided the inception of Marine Engineering Diving Services – MEDS. He had been instrumental in bagging prestigious contracts from ONGC India, Technip ,OAO Gazprom Russia, Sonsub(Saipem) Singapore, Offshore Subsea works Malaysia and many others. As a Managing Director he oversees the Techno Commercial foray of MEDS.

Ashutosh has been elected as the Vice Chairman, India Middle East Region of IMCA.

            Reena Chaudhary
Director
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After completing her MBA in Finance she worked in family business for some time before taking over the reins of MEDS finances and within a short period of time has optimized the Cash Flows. At the same time, she has introduced the idea and promoted the importance of institutional funding in order to sustain the growth rate of the Company.

            Shri Krishn Singh
Construction Dive Superintendent
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Spending more than 30 years offshore in various facets of activities he has been with MEDS since day one and looks after the Offshore Projects Planning and Execution. He is a qualified Diving Professional from IMCA, AODC and DNV covering all functions from Air, Sat, Gas Diver to Supervisor to Superintendent. During his exposure through assignments with reputed companies like Stolt, Dolphin, IOOC, NIOC, Indian Navy, Qatar Petroleum, ONGC and others he gained a huge experience in subsea operations.

His expertise includes Subsea Engineering, Subsea Stabilization, Pipeline protection, Testing and Inspection, Spool and Risers installations, Subsea Maintenance and Repairs, Salvage and Removal, Pipe laying, Survey and Meteorology, commissioning of SAT Systems.

He was able to set up the in-house dive system ‘SATDHRUV’ in a record time and the system is owned by MEDS.

            Murugendran Ponnusamy
Manager Marine Assets
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A Mechanical Engineer having more than a decade of experience as Chief Engineer on-board. He has a record of zero downtime on vessels he sailed that includes DP2 vessels, PSV’s and DSV’s. As the Marine Assets Manager he is responsible for Vessel productivity and Built in Dive Systems performance.

            Umer Khan
Manager Business Operations
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Qualified Engineer with a wide experience on managing Start-up companies. His first exposure to the Diving and Subsea industry was in the 2007 as a Project Manager with United Divers. Since then he took up multiple responsibilities in the company to increase its revenue booking, multi fold during his tenure as CEO. He later went onto establish multiple Subsea Start-up Companies. In MEDS he is responsible for end to end performance in Business Development to successful Project Closeouts.

            Himanshu Singh
Operations Manager
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After a stint in the Procurement function of some companies, he took his first break in Diving Industry in 2008 with Advanced Offshore Contractors as a Project Coordinator. Since then he has been deeply involved in Offshore Project Management that included Mob - Demob of equipment and manpower. He carries a remarkable experience in Tender reviews, pricing, planning, coordinating and supporting offshore project teams particularly in the Diving sector. He is a NEBOSH and IOSH qualified and also IMCA Competent for Dive Support.

            Gopinathan Kodoth
Legal Manager
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A Graduate in Law having more than a decade of experience in Contractual litigation , particularly in the Construction law , Corporate law ,International Contract law and in the Alternative Dispute Resolution system. Started his career as a lawyer in India ,later settled down in Dubai in the year 2003 . His experience includes advising on tender reviews , agreements and contracts , chartering , claim settlements and lease negotiations.

            Bijoynath V
QHSE Manager
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HSE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL, with rich experience of steering Health and Safety Operations in Construction, Infra structure and Offshore Subsea Pipeline Installations and Hook Up jobs.Impressive track record of overseeing building construction, engineering and offshore projects covering fabrication, construction and installation of sub-sea pipeline network and various operations.

           

 

Vikas Dahiya
Marine Manager & DPA
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Capt Vikas Dahiya has been with MEDS from year 2013. Before he joined office he had been in command of all vessels owned/managed by meds till 2016. He is a DPO Master Mariner. Started his sea carrier in 2001 and worked with many reputed companies in main fleet and offshore. At present holding post of Designated person ashore (DPA), Company security officer (CSO) & Marine Manager.

           

 

Hina Anwar
Manager HR & Admin
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Since the inception of the company she has been all along the growth path of MEDS. She holds a Masters of Science in Applied Psychology and is responsible for overall HR and Admin function including marine and project crewing.
           

 

Aatif Kayani
Manager Procurement & Logistics
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Started his career as a Cadet in 1998, he worked as a Chief Officer on-board till 2005. Thereafter, shifted his profile to Marine Procurement and developed an optimized supply chain network in India and Middle East region. In MEDS he is responsible for overall Procurement & Logistics function.
           

 

Divya Sreenivasan
Manager Finance & Accounts
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She hold a Degree in Commerce and Computer Applications. Started her career as an Accountant in 2002 and heads finance and accounting function in MEDS. She has a wide experience in deploying ERP tools and developing MIS for the top management. Her earlier experience includes Project Accounting and Cost Management in manufacturing segment.
            Nishad S
IT Engineer
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Studied Computer Science with specialization on Server management and Network Communications. He started carrier as IT Support Engineer with a hands-on approach and technological mind set for troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving complex technical problems, including implementing IT network architecture, configuration, optimization supporting network management systems. He joined MEDS and took over the responsibility of setting up communication protocols across the vessels and also upgraded the ICT infrastructure on board and onshore. He is the one point contact for all Info Tech related issues in the company.