SMC supplied Inspection Technicians to SHL

Press Release 12 December 2017

SMC supplied Inspection Technicians to SHL


Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC) supplied Inspection Technicians to the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project for Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL).

SHL are the Foundation Principal Contractor for BOWL. It is their responsibility to install the jacket foundations across the project.

The Windfarm is located in the Moray Firth approximately 13km from Wick and will consist of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7.0-154 turbines.

Once fully operational – it will be Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm and is estimated to power 450,000 homes annually.

The Inspection Technician Team that SMC supplied to SHL undertook inspections of the switchgear within each Transition Piece to ensure optimum performance and longevity.

Steve Evans, Operations Manager at SMC said, “We are very pleased to be working with Seaway Heavy Lifting for this project.

Our personnel work to the highest standards of safety and quality throughout. We were able to mobilise our team swiftly and efficiently and we look forward to continuing our work with SHL.”




“About Beatrice

The £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) is owned by SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) (35%) and Red Rock Power Limited (25%) and reached Financial Close on 23 May 2016. 

The project will be one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure.”


“About SMC

SMC Ltd are based at Hunmanby, North Yorkshire. They provide specialist personnel to offshore energy industries.”


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