SMC Awarded CVOW Marine Coordination Package

After a competitive review process, Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) was selected by Dominion Energy to deliver a package of Marine Coordination support encompassing consultancy, training, and lead Marine Coordination for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.

Located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, the project will generate enough clean, sustainable energy to power up to 660,000 homes once fully constructed.

Installation of the project is scheduled to be complete in late 2026, with SMC contracted to deliver support for the duration of the construction phase.

SMC have now been awarded over 70 Marine Coordination contracts globally – this unrivalled level of experience, including direct experience in new and emerging markets, remains a significant factor in the company’s ability to deliver safe and efficient solutions.

Both Dominion Energy and SMC have made a commitment to drive the development of local skillsets over the next 4-year period and beyond, with SMC providing a robust training programme of practical and theoretical learning that shall dovetail seamlessly into the framework of local jobs established by Dominion Energy.

George Moore, Business Development Director at SMC commented: “We are beyond thrilled to be able to announce such a significant partnership in what is set to become a real powerhouse of an offshore wind market in the coming years.

After years of discussions with the Dominion Energy team, it has become abundantly clear that the values of our two companies are extremely closely aligned and as such, this is a project we are very much looking forward to working on.

Together with Dominion Energy, we are confident in delivering a safe project, and we will use our experience to create a truly local, American Marine Coordination workforce that will support the project for many years to come”.

“SMC brings its decades of experience in marine coordination to our CVOW project, helping us advance offshore wind to bring clean, renewable energy to our customers,” said Michael Lundsgaard, Dominion Energy director of offshore wind. “SMC will support the safe construction of CVOW while developing a robust offshore wind work force in Hampton Roads.”

To learn more about the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind projects, please visit

SMC hit 2022 Vessel Inspection century

At the halfway point of 2022, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully delivered over 100 vessel inspections to our clients around the world.


At SMC we offer a range of both industry certified and client specified vessel inspection services, and we maintain an employed contingent of accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs) whom we are able to mobilise extremely quickly in support of the needs of our customers.


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SMC Surpass 200 Vessel Inspections for 2021

SMC have completed over 200 Vessel Inspections to date throughout the course of 2021 (Jan-Nov).

This milestone has been reached with SMC supporting over 20 clients across 11 countries, including Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Malaysia.


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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

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.  


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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.   

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.  


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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.


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SMC Support NKT at Dogger Bank

SMC have been awarded a contract to support NKT with Marine Coordination and Vessel Inspection services in support of their commitments to the Dogger Bank offshore windfarm.  


SMC will be providing a turnkey solution to the project, which is located in close proximity to our head office on the East Coast of Yorkshire.  Innovative communications and tracking solutions have been integrated into the service provision, inclusive of SMC’s proprietary Marine Coordination software, ATLAS.


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Remote demonstrations of our ATLAS software, and overviews of our service offering can be provided upon request. Visit ‘Contact Us’ to get in touch and arrange a meeting

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