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Our core team of experienced and trusted professionals provide clients with proven expertise across a range of industry sectors.

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SMC strive to deliver to the highest standards of SAFETY and QUALITY at all times.

We pull together recognised experts across an extensive range of disciplines to provide comprehensive project support to our clients, calling upon our extensive market experience to provide a tailored service. ​

We endeavor to supply the most appropriate and practical SOLUTIONS always, engendering the growth of long-term relationships with our clients.​

Our Project Management Team have direct practical experience of working within the offshore sector, representing an invaluable resource for our clients, employees and partners, as we deliver turnkey services and expert consultancy.​

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Captain Ian Coates

Managing Director

Master Mariner, Captain Ian Coates, has been a prominent figure in the offshore industry for over 30 years, establishing SMC back in 2006 and driving the company towards its current position as a globally renowned provider of services to the renewables, oil & gas, marine and utilities sectors. ​

Ian’s wealth of experience, accrued whilst holding a series of high-level managerial positions across a period of over three decades, has culminated in him becoming a leading marine and HSE consultant.​

Further to his role as Managing Director at SMC, Ian maintains positions on the boards of the Marine Surveying Academy (part of the world-renowned International Institute of Marine Surveyors or ‘IIMS’), and the Humberside Offshore Training Association (HOTA), in addition to delivering training courses as Global Lead Trainer of IMCA Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs).​

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Dean Coates

Operations Director

As Operations Director at SMC, Dean has been involved at senior management level across a catalogue of projects globally, covering construction, operations and maintenance, and service campaigns. Recently, Dean has attained an MBA in Business Management from the University of Leeds.

Dean is an effective Project Manager with a background in both technical and managerial roles. With experience as both an electrically biased Offshore Technician (Siemens L7), and later as a Marine Coordinator, Dean possesses a comprehensive practical knowledge which he is able to apply when overseeing SMC’s operations.

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George Moore

Business Development Director

A graduate of the University of Sheffield, George has worked in Business Development across an array of industries worldwide, since 2013.

In his client-facing role, George remains an ever-present point of contact for clients, partners and suppliers, with a particular focus on the identification of, and engagement with, new business streams, globally. In keeping with his responsibilities as Business Development Director, George leads SMC’s tender composition and bid processes.

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Andrew Corrie

Senior Marine Consultant

An Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) and Master Mariner Unlimited, Andrew is employed by SMC as a Senior Marine Consultant, having previously operated as chief mate globally on-board Jack Up Vessels (JUVs), Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTSs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs), Survey Vessels and Tankers.

Andrew’s significant knowledge of and practical experience in offshore construction, operations & maintenance, and supply operations across the Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Cargo Shipments sectors is comprehensive and, importantly, current, as he maintains an active engagement in offshore operations on a daily basis.

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Thomas Barkley

Marine Operations Manager

An Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) and Master Mariner Unlimited, Tom is employed by SMC as Marine Operations Manager, playing an integral role in overseeing SMC’s Marine Services division.

Thomas holds 15+ years’ experience working within the marine sector and has had substantial exposure across vessel operations during this time. He has spent a number of years managing vessels across a range of sectors, in addition to operating as Navigator on All Weather Lifeboats and Helm on Inshore Lifeboats on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

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Jon Orrock

Inspection and Maintenance Manager

A trained Mechanical Engineer, Jon oversees SMC’s Statutory Inspection division, having previously worked as a Senior Statutory Inspector across a catalogue of offshore projects located throughout Europe.

As a specialist in the inspection, service and maintenance of offshore assets, Jon maintains a range of current offshore certification and accreditation, giving him a robust and informed foundation upon which he is able to deliver solutions to the highest standards of safety and quality.

Our Trusted Partners

Yorkshire Water
WPD
Vestas
Veja Mate
Vattenfall
Van Oord
Triton Knoll
Transmission Investment
Tractabel
Total Energies
Technip
Subsea 7
SSE Renewables
Scottish Power Renewables
SGRE
Seajacks
Seagreen
RWE
Red Rock Power
PGS
Orsted
Adwen
Block Island
Centrica
CFXD
COP
DEME
DIT UK
Dogger Bank
EDF
EMGS
Exxon Mobil
Forewind
FOWI
Formosa 2
G+
GE Renewable Energy
Guernsey Water
Iberdrola
Inch Cape
Jan de Nul
London Array Limited
Narec
Niras
NKT
Neart na Gaoithe
Northwind
ORE Catapult