SMC ANNOUNCE TAIWANESE PARTNERS
SMC, Maxmart Shipping and China Marine Surveyors & Sworn Measurers (CMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate for upcoming operations in Taiwan.
The three companies have teamed up to provide integrated solutions, primarily to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry.
SMC have significant experience within the offshore wind industry, having been involved in over 30 offshore wind projects to date (including developments in Taiwan and China, in addition to multiple projects throughout Europe), adding to the experience and expertise of Maxmart Shipping and CMS within the East-Asian marine market. Both Maxmart Shipping and CMS bring with them a comprehensive insight into the Taiwanese market, having been active within it for a number of decades, with Maxmart Shipping providing professional brokerage services and CMS delivering a range of offshore surveying services.
The recently signed MOU will see the partnership offer a range of bespoke services, including; Marine Consultancy, Marine Coordination and Logistics, Vessel Inspection, Offshore Technicians, Client Representatives and Training services – all of which SMC have substantial experience in delivering to the European market. The proficiency of Maxmart Shipping and China Marine Surveyors within the region’s marine sector will further strengthen the partnership’s capabilities and will prove greatly beneficial in establishing and providing local content across projects.
Capt. James Lee, Vice President of China Marine Surveyors & Sworn Measurers’ Corporation, Taipei (CMS), commented, “CMS is pleased to cooperate with world leading shipping and maritime consultant companies SMC and Maxmart Shipping to provide services in ship inspection and safety management related areas, facilitating the construction of offshore wind farm facilities in Taiwan”.
A sentiment shared by James Chang, President of Maxmart Shipping, who added, “Maxmart is really excited about the opportunity to work with SMC and CMS. With their expertise and our local connections, I believe we can form a strong consulting group focusing on Taiwan’s offshore wind”.
The partnership will allow project developers to maximise project efficiency and to work to the highest safety standards, whilst building essential skill-sets by providing both theoretical and practical knowledge to local communities and businesses alike. The partnership is committed to maximising opportunities for people within the region and the delivery of industry specific training is core to achieving this. It is SMC’s ambition to train and work with local people to assist in developing the Taiwanese market, alongside the company’s key partners, Maxmart Shipping and CMS.
Capt. Ian Coates, Managing Director of SMC stated, “We are extremely pleased to have signed this MOU and look forward to working with our partners in further supporting Taiwanese projects. We bring a wealth of experience and lessons learnt from our operations across the globe and remain committed to providing local communities with the valuable skills that are required to succeed in this industry. Together with our partners we will ensure that the highest standards of safety and quality are promoted within the region”.
SMC are well placed to export services to Taiwan, having recently been named a winner of the Queen’s Award for International Trade 2018, emphasising the company’s strength in delivering specialist services to markets across the globe.