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Semco Maritime wins service contract for Deutsche Bucht

Semco Maritime has been awarded a 5-year service contract for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, owned by Northland Power.

Alongside, Semco Maritime doubles staffing at offshore centre in Norddeich due to increasing activity.

Photo: The offshore substation for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm under construction in Vlissingen, Netherlands (Copyright: Northland Deutsche Bucht).
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Deutsche Bucht

Maersk Innovator has completed a successful yard stay at Invergordon

Maersk Drilling’s ultra-harsh environment jack-up Maersk Innovator has completed a successful yard stay at Invergordon, during which main contractor Semco Maritime has extended the cantilever alongside various other maintenance and updating projects.

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Maersk Innovator

Maersk Inspirer at Hanøytangen, Bergen

Watch this amazing video of Maersk Inspirer as it enters our dry dock at Hanøytangen, Norway!

Maersk Inspirer was the second CJ70-X150 rig to visit our dry dock. Last year, we reinforced the rock bottom of our dry dock with easy dry-docking of this exact type of jack-ups in mind.

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Maersk Inspirer

New Managing Director in Norway

Lars Jønholt Halvorsen has been appointed Managing Director of Semco Maritime Norway as per 1 August.

Based in Bergen, Halvorsen now heads all Semco Maritime activities in Norway, including the rig facilities at Hanøytangen, Bergen, as well as Semco Maritime’s offices in Kristiansand and Stavanger.

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Important rig order in Norway

Semco Maritime has won the contract to upgrade the Floatel Victory accommodation rig. Following the upgrade, the rig will sail out to undertake a contract in the British sector of the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK.

Floatel Victory, owned by Floatel International, is expected to call at the Semco Maritime rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, at the beginning of June after expiry of current contract with BP.

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Floatel Victory

Annual report - positive operating result in 2017

Even though oil and gas prices increased during the year, the majority of 2017 was characterised by continued low activity and tough competition in the oil and gas industry.

The hesitant market and continued price pressure in all business areas of the group entailed revenue of DKK 1,408 million in 2017.

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Annual report 2017

Semco Maritime wins engineering study

The joint venture between Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. (NPI) and Taiwan-based Yushan Energy Co. Ltd. has selected Semco Maritime for an engineering study for the Hai Long offshore wind farm in the Changhua area in Taiwan.
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US offshore wind: Cooperation with Moffatt & Nichol

Semco Maritime and Moffatt & Nichol have signed an agreement to offer common engineering services to the offshore wind industry in the United States. The cooperation will offer engineering services to the market coupling Semco Maritime’s 15 years of European offshore wind experience with Moffatt & Nichol’s US-based engineering expertise within energy and infrastructure.

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New partnership with CSBC Corporation in Taiwan

With the goal of becoming global market leaders, Semco Maritime and Bladt Industries will produce and supply offshore substations together with the Taiwanese shipyard.

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New partnership in Taiwan

Engineering contract for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two

Ørsted has selected Semco Maritime as Electrical Engineering Consultant (EEC) to develop electrical and mechanical basic engineering design of the 1.4 GW Offshore Substation (OSS) as well as for a Reactive Compensation Station (RCS). Our Engineering team will build the basic requirements for the project and lay a solid basis for a successful execution of the project and installation of the OSS and RCS.

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Winterization upgrade on Noble jackup

Semco Maritime has completed a winterization provisioning on a Noble jackup for a future deployment to a cold-weather climate.

The order follows an exclusive partnership agreement with offshore winterization supplier Advanced Mat Systems (AMS).

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Winterization upgrade on Noble jackup

Important rig order in Norway

Semco Maritime has been chosen to prepare the West Elara jack-up rig for a new assignment.  Following upgrade, the rig will sail out to undertake a long-term contract in the North Sea for ConocoPhillips, starting up in 2018.

West Elara, owned by North Atlantic Drilling, will call at the Semco Maritime rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, at the end of the year after expiry of current contract with Statoil.

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Semco Maritime signs cooperation agreement with HAKI AS

The two Norwegian companies are entering into an agreement to establish a scaffolding depot at the Hanøytangen yard.The depot will serve Western Norway with particular focus on the Oil and Gas/Maritime industry, as well as other industries located in the region.

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Exploring offshore wind opportunities in the US

Today, we are joining a week-long Offshore Wind roadshow in the US.

The roadshow is headed by the Trade Council of Denmark to explore the opportunities in offshore wind within the US. We are there to meet with potential partner companies in the Northeast and the Gulf Coast.

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Offshore wind

New order for Culzean hook-up

Maersk Oil UK has selected Semco Maritime to participate in the installation and preparation (hook-up) of the new gas production field Culzean, which is located 240 kilometres east of the coast of Aberdeen in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The contract is the largest ever for Semco Maritime’s Aberdeen office. Semco Maritime will be responsible for carrying out the electrical work, while the piping and painting work will be carried out by two other companies.

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Transocean Spitsbergen at Hanøytangen

The drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen arrived at our facilities at Hanøytangen on Saturday May 6 and will stay here until early June. “While the rig is stacked in the yard, Semco Maritime will perform minor modification and service jobs. We are delighted that Transocean has chosen Hanøytangen for the yard stay. Transocean Spitsbergen joins two other rigs; Island Innovator and Stena Don, which are also laid up at our facilities”, says Lars Skov, Managing Director of Semco Maritime Norway.

“The rig market’s downturn seems to have reached the bottom and the first signs of improvement are evident. Even though the number of large projects is limited, we see a tendency towards more modification & service works on the stacked rigs”, continues Lars Skov. In June, Transocean Spitsbergen will be heading to the UK continental shelf to drill three wells during this campaign: Mariner, Jock Scott and Verbier fields. After the UK campaign, the rig will return to Norway. 

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Annual report 2016

Semco Maritime still challenged in 2016 by oil and gas markets under pressure

Oil and gas prices stabilised at a low level in 2016, and this did not encourage new industry activity or investments by Semco Maritime’s customers. The low demand entailed a decline in Semco Maritime’s revenue to DKK 1,598 million compared to DKK 1,744 million in 2015. 

The revenue decline of 8% in 2016 was smaller than the decline in 2015, and the positive developments within our business areas Offshore Wind and Renewables contributed to accommodating the negative impact from the oil and gas markets.

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Bligh Bank


Semco Maritime hosted technology day in Stavanger, SEMTECH 2017, attracting major oil & gas industry players, including, major drilling contractors, E&P operators and service companies.

SEMTECH  is a forum for discussion about the Norwegian oil & gas industry safety requirements, innovative solutions for the oil & gas industry, and the market outlook for the Norwegian continental shelf. The event took place on the 30th of March 2017 at Victoria Hotel, Stavanger. 

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SemTech 2017

Manpower contact with Maersk Oil and Gas

13 March Maersk Oil and Gas and Semco Maritime signed a contract for manpower to the operations in the North Sea.

The contract, which has a duration of 5 years, include both blue collared and white collared employees. The agreement means that Semco Maritime will increase the number of offshore employees in the coming years.

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Rig cooperation with Skipavika Terminal

Semco Maritime and Skipavika enter into strategic agreement on service preparedness for all rigs at the port facility Skipavika Terminal near Bergen.

The agreement also comprises an intention to develop the submarine base Olavsvern near Tromsø as a rig service centre.

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Semco Maritime and Skipavika

Celebrating 10 years with 0 LTAs

On March 7 2017, our periodic preventive maintenance team is celebrating 10 years with ZERO lost time accidents! This means more than 1 million offshore hours without any LTAs. A truely remarkable safety performance!

Our PPM team reached this impressive milestone because of their strongly rooted safety mindset and a safety behavior that leaves no room for compromises.

Our PPM team
10 years with 0 LTAs

Island Innovator has left Hanøytangen

Semco Maritime, Norway has completed the upgrade project on the rig Island Innovator.

The rig left the Semco Maritime yard at Hanøytangen on Friday 24 February. It has been in the yard since September 2016. After various modification and service work the rig will now mobilize to the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea to work for Lundin Petroleum, drilling for 16/1-27 appraisal well for 30 to 35 days.

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Island Innovator

SemPAM frame agreement

Together, Semco Maritime and Systematic enter into framework agreement with Vattenfall for SemPAM. The solution provides full overview of all personnel and vessels to improve safety for offshore and onshore work at wind farms.

Semco Maritime and Systematic have been tasked with delivering a fully-integrated resource tracking and communication system for Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind operations. The solution, SemPAM, provides overview and safety for employees when Vattenfall construct and maintain the company’s many wind farms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
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Semi-submersible rig Stena Don arrived at Semco Maritime Hanøytangen

Stena Drilling has selected Semco Maritime’s facilities at Hanøytangen for a warm stacking of the offshore drilling rig Stena Don. The rig will be warm stacked at the Hanøytangen yard in Bergen, ready for future work, explains Business Development Manager Øistein Tømte, Semco Maritime. Stena Don arrived at the yard 16 November and has previously been on a contract in the Troll field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
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Stena Don

Large telecommunication order for Maersk Oil's Culzean Field

Semco Maritime has won a multi-million dollar contract to deliver communications systems and infrastructure for the production platforms at the new Maersk Oil operated Culzean field in the UK sector of the North Sea.
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Semco Maritime to mobilise the world’s largest vessel for installation of wind turbines

With the order for a mobilisation task for ”Seajacks Scylla”, Semco Maritime now strengthens its position further in the offshore wind industry. This strategically important scope of work will be completed at the dockyard in Esbjerg. Semco Maritime will be granted the assignment of fabricate and installation of new sea fastening on “Scylla”, the world’s largest vessel for installation of offshore wind turbines.

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Seajacks Scylla

5-year agreement for service and maintenance of substation for the Nordsee One wind farm

Semco Maritime enters into a 5-year agreement for service and maintenance of substation for the Nordsee One wind farm and opens new office in Norddeich, Germany. 

Leading manufacturer of offshore substations for the wind industry, Semco Maritime, has entered into a 5-year contract for full service and maintenance of the substation, which controls the power from wind turbines in Nordsee One.

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Hornsea Project One

DONG Energy has awarded Bladt Industries a new order for three substation topsides to what is to become the largest wind farm in the world – the Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm.

The order is historical, as it is the first time in Bladt Industries’ and their long-term partner Semco Maritime’s history that a contract has been signed for three substation topsides at the same time.

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Offshore wind

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