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SMCs work on Veja Mate nears a close
SMC has provided maritime service personnel throughout the construction phase on the Veja Mate Offshore Project. Starting with Marine Coordinators in 2015 and expanding over the next year to Offshore Technicians, Offshore Construction Managers and Client Representatives across the project. SMC’s Technicians will finish work on the Project this month and the Marine Coordinators are expected to finish later in the year.
Veja Mate is the world’s furthest offshore wind farm, located 95km NW from Borkum Island in the German Exclusive Economic Zone, consisting of 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines. When the wind farm is fully operational it will provide enough electricity annually for 400,000 homes in Germany.
The Project was commissioned four months earlier than expected, taking less than 14 months from the start of construction.
Veja Mate’s Installation Project Manager, Nick Ingham said “We are most pleased with SMC’s contribution to the successful execution of Veja Mate, their installation and commissioning works were carried out with high efficiency and a strong focus on safety. We can only give the highest possible recommendation for the selection of SMC for roles that are within their wide range of services.”
Steve Evans, Operations Manager at SMC added, “Veja Mate’s strong procedural practices allowed us to honour our commitment to working to the highest quality and safety standards throughout the course of the Project. We are delighted to have been a part of such a ground-breaking Project and to add yet more significant experience to our existing portfolio of work”.

SMC Reaches New Milestone

Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd was established in 2006 by Captain Ian Coates. In its early days, the company’s sole remit was the provision of Vessel Inspections to the Oil and Gas sector. Over the last eleven years the business has grown rapidly and now provides a vast range of specialist services and personnel across the Oil & Gas, Offshore Wind and Utilities sectors.
In June 2017 the company reached a significant milestone and now contracts over one hundred people. The strong and stable growth of the company is testament to SMC’s relentless commitment to high standards throughout.
SMC are global leaders in offshore solutions, providing project services and personnel worldwide throughout the energy sector. The company has delivered 1704 Vessel inspections and completed over 1 Million Safe Transfers since 2006, with this rising daily.
Managing Director, Captain Ian Coates said “The business started eleven years ago with one person and has now grown in scale to employ over one hundred members of staff. This is a tribute to the hard work, professionalism, high standards and a dominant safety culture that SMC has built its foundations on since day one. Thank you to all personnel past and present, who have, and continue to work to the highest safety standards. We must also thank our large client base for their continued support and up take of SMC’s specialist services”. 

Offshore Wind Energy Exhibition in London

SMC had a very successful three days at last week’s Offshore Wind Energy Exhibition, London. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with you all, with so many discussions proving encouraging for the future of the company and our partners. During the event, SMC were delighted to announce a collaboration with OPS, allowing us to provide an even more comprehensive range of offshore solutions within the industry.

We are exhibiting at the Offshore Wind Energy Exhibition 2017
We are looking forward to the Offshore Wind Energy Exhibition at the ExCel London on the 6-8th June.
If you are there come and visit us at our stand N-Q64.
Alternatively if you would like to make an appointment please e-mail daisy@smchse.com