DIT Consultancy

SMC have been awarded a contract to support the UK government with Marine Consultancy services. The main focus of the consultancy shall relate to the offshore wind sector, with the specific aim of identifying and driving opportunity for UK shipbuilding and innovation within the sector.  


An overview of our consultancy services can be found via our Marine Services page https://smchse.com/services/marine-services-marine-coordination-vessel-inspection-marine-consultancy/

Transmission Investment re-sign SMC for Confined Space Inspections

SMC have been awarded a contract to return to Gunfleet Sands on behalf of Transmission Investment (TI). The contract includes confined space Statutory Inspection works at the TI managed offshore substation. 

SMC have been working with Transmission Investment for a number of years, and we are pleased to build upon this relationship.


Our work in the Statutory Inspection, Service and Maintenance field of offshore wind projects is comprehensive. Further details of our offering can be found by clicking https://smchse.com/services/construction-inspection-and-maintenance/


To learn more about Transmission Investment, see https://tinv.com/

SMC Recruit Locally in Taiwan

As SMC’s success in Taiwan continues, we have directly employed a further six Taiwanese nationals in support of our marine operations in-country. 


SMC first supported construction and commissioning of the Formosa 1 project, the country’s first commercial scale offshore windfarm, and have gone on to support a range of Developer and OEM clients across a further four Taiwanese offshore windfarm construction phase projects to date.  


Follow this link for more information relating to SMC Marine Coordination https://smchse.com/services/marine-services-marine-coordination-vessel-inspection-marine-consultancy/

G+ Consultancy

SMC have been contracted by the G+ to deliver expert consultancy services as part of an in-depth CTV incident analysis and safety review as the organisation looks to drive forward standards of safety and reduce the occurrence of incidents.  


SMC’s broad understanding of marine operations and in-house team of experienced professionals proved decisive as SMC were selected to provide this in depth, focused report.   

SMC Sign GE Manpower MSA for UK and USA Operations

SMC are pleased to announce that we have been awarded framework agreements to support GE Renewable Energy with staffing solutions globally.


This announcement bolsters our relationship with GE, which already boasts an SMC service portfolio consisting of consultancy, marine coordination, HSE and temporary staffing solutions.  


Initial support will be delivered to GE for operations at the Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm in France.

Seagreen Marine Coordination

SMC have been awarded a turnkey contract to deliver Seagreen Offshore Windfarm’s Marine Coordination personnel throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the project. 


This contract represents our 5th Marine Coordination project in Scotland and our 60th globally.  


Follow this link to learn more about SMC Marine Coordination https://smchse.com/services/marine-services-marine-coordination-vessel-inspection-marine-consultancy/


To learn more about the Seagreen Offshore Wind project, visit https://www.seagreenwindenergy.com/

SMC awarded Orsted Temporary Staff Germany FWA

SMC have been awarded a Framework Agreement to support Orsted with temporary staff solutions across their German portfolio of projects. SMC hold a similar contract in the UK, having also supported Orsted’s German projects with their previous framework.  


SMC have worked with Orsted since 2011 and we are extremely pleased with the growth and strengthening of this relationship over the past 10 years. 

Orsted EU Statutory Inspection

SMC have been awarded a multi-year framework agreement to support Orsted with Statutory Inspection, Service and Maintenance solutions across their European Union portfolio of projects, located throughout Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark.  


SMC maintain an existing framework agreement to support Orsted with similar services throughout the UK. The award of this contract demonstrates the effectiveness with which we have been able to support Orsted through our UK framework and allows us to continue to develop a robust workforce of specialists and apprentices that are aligned to the standards and ethos of our two companies.  

Changfang-Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Wind Farms choose SMC to deliver project Marine Coordination services

SMC are set to deliver a turnkey marine coordination package for construction of the two windfarms, including the provision of both experienced Marine Coordination specialists and local Taiwanese personnel. SMC have previously supported CIP within the offshore wind sector during the construction of the Veja Mate Offshore Project (VMOP) in Germany.

Ryan Colbeck, Senior Project Manager for Changfang & Xidao had the following to say on the appointment of SMC:

“The CFXD team and SMC have a long-established relationship and we are happy to have them onboard again for our next Project in Taiwan.

SMC have not only established themselves as industry leaders in Taiwan, but they have also committed to invest in recruitment and training of local personnel, who will no doubt become the Taiwanese Marine Coordinators of the future in years to come. We know that with SMC by our side, our offshore operations and transfers will be managed safely and with the utmost professionalism.”

Thomas Barkley, Marine Operations Manager at SMC, stated:

“We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to again work on a project led by CIP. This contract represents our 8th Marine Coordination project in Taiwan, and we will bring forward all the lessons and experience we have gained from working in-country, as well as our 50+ strong Marine Coordination project portfolio in Europe, to ensure we deliver to the highest standards of safety and quality. We are excited to get to work and, in keeping with our commitments to local content and to empowering an offshore focused Taiwanese workforce, we look forward to recruiting and developing local professionals in support of our operations”.

The delivery of Marine Coordination services will commence in 2021 and continue for the duration of construction, with SMC supporting operations in-country and with additional remote support from the United Kingdom.

About Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC)

Formed in 2006, SMC is a global supplier to the offshore sector, delivering core services, including Marine Consultancy, Marine Coordination, Vessel Inspection and Asset Inspection and Maintenance.

A recent recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, SMC continue to maintain their position as a trusted supplier and partner to the world’s leading offshore developers, OEMs and EPCIs worldwide.

SMC operate offices in the United Kingdom, the EU and Asia, with further announcements expected throughout the course of 2021.


To learn more about our Marine Coordination services, see https://smchse.com/services/marine-services-marine-coordination-vessel-inspection-marine-consultancy/

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