SMC have been providing specialist services to the offshore renewable sector since 2006, and have been working with DONG Energy on UK offshore construction projects since 2010, but this is the first time they have supplied DONG with site technicians. The site technicians began work in early January and are carrying out general maintenance and walk down's to the 97 TP's on site.
This new service represents a significant opportunity for the offshore specialists, who have identified the requirement for experienced technicians as more wind farms become fully commissioned. It strengthens their range of services which includes HSE advisory services, Marine Co-ordination and client representation. The Gode Wind project is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of 2016.
MD Ian Coates said “This is an area we have been looking at closely, so we are pleased to break into supplying technicians. We are speaking to service providers and developers to expand further into this area in the future. “