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Semco Maritime speeds up service and deliveries with Augmented Reality

Customers will benefit from faster service on offshore platforms, reduced need for traveling, and easier access to specialists as remote collaboration using Augmented Reality is about to be deployed in full scale.

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Service contract for Borkum Riffgrund offshore substations

Wind energy and sustainability pioneer, Ørsted, has awarded Semco Maritime a 1-year service contract for programmed preventive maintenance on the two offshore substations for wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2 in Germany.

Semco Maritime will perform maintenance work on the substations’ LV utilities and fire, safety and structural systems. The contract furthermore includes upgrading of the helideck system on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 substation.
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Pacific Ospray crane boom installation

Semco Maritime installs 422-tonne crane boom on windfarm Installation Vessel Pacific Osprey to expand its capacity and enable handling of the next generation of wind turbine generators.
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Pacific Ospray crane boom

Arcadis Ost 1 substations

Bladt Industries is to deliver the complete substation for Parkwind, with Semco Maritime and ISC as key partners. Semco Maritime will be responsible for the design and implementation of the entire electrical systems while the structural design will be delivered by ISC Engineering.

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Offshore substation for Kaskasi

As a subcontractor to our long-term partner Bladt Industries, we managed to secure a very important contract for the offshore substation for Innogy’s German Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm.  

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Semco Maritime securing historical order book

Semco Maritime maintained a relatively high level of activity in 2019, securing a strong order intake, which created the foundation for a more balanced distribution of the Group’s activities between the two business areas, Renewables and Oil & Gas. The Group’s positive development continued in markets, which, as expected, were extremely competitive while offering a very strong potential.

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Business as usual in an unusual situation!

As a company, we do all we can to reduce the spreading of Coronavirus and keep our people safe. We do this by limiting our travel activities as much as possible, realizing that there will be projects, functions and activities that require that we are physically present.

While we take good care of each other and work from a distance we safeguard the continued operation of our many ongoing projects and continue “business-almost-as-usual”!
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PBS awarded contract to deliver General Maintenance & Operations Support services to Total Exploration and Production UK assets 

Aberdeen - UK oil and gas production company Total Exploration and Production UK (TEPUK), has awarded a General Maintenance & Operations Support Contract (GMOC) to PBS, a recently formed Aberdeen-based consortium.

The contract is effective from Q2 2020. Ponticelli, Brand and Semco joined forces in 2019 to establish PBS, an integrated services consortium led by Ponticelli, to tender and prepare for the implementation of the GMOC project.

>> Jean-Luc Guiziou (Managing Director of TEPUK) and Thierry Le Gangneux (Executive Vice-President of Ponticelli) signing the GMOC contract at Total’s House in Aberdeen.
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PBS - Ponticelli, Brand and Semco

Semco Maritime wins rig order for Seadrill

Semco Maritime has been awarded a contract by Seadrill Limited for preparation and modification of the West Bollsta prior to commencing her 10 well contract with Lundin Norway on Norwegian Continental Shelf in Q2 2020. The project will be executed at Semco Maritime’s yard at Hanøytangen outside Bergen starting mid-February 2020.

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Semco Maritime and Bladt Industries joint venture inks offshore substation contract with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC

Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC) has awarded a contract for the fabrication and delivery of the Mayflower Wind project’s offshore substation approximately 40 kilometres south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to a joint venture comprised of long-standing business partners Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime. The offshore substation project will be initiated in January 2020.

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Odfjell Drilling teams up with Semco Maritime for a new dry-docking concept

Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime have signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger prior to her commencement of a 9-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa. The semi-submersible rig will complete a high docking (with thrusters on) in Semco Maritime’s rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, in Q1 2020.

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New Managing Director in the UK

Semco Maritime Ltd. has appointed Brian Mercer new Managing Director in the UK. Semco Maritime strengthens its management in the UK with a view to generate growth and increase its market presence as the oil & gas industry is currently recovering after a 5 years long downturn.

Brian Mercer has taken up the position as Managing Director based on a diverse background with more than 30 years of experience covering oil & gas, aeronautical engineering, project and programme management, operations and maintenance management and asset integrity.

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New Managing Director in the UK

New business area: Feasibility Studies for Offshore Wind

Semco Maritime has a significant footprint in the offshore wind market, providing EPC solutions for offshore high-voltage substations (in cooperation with long-term partners Bladt Industries and ISC Consulting Engineers) as well as services and maintenance for offshore wind balance of plant. Adding a new business area dedicated to concept and feasibility studies extends Semco Maritime’s offerings to cover almost the full life cycle of any offshore wind project.

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Feasibility Studies for Offshore Wind

First-movers in the US Offshore Wind Market

Vineyard Wind LLC (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables) and Bladt Industries have signed a contract for fabrication and delivery of the Vineyard Wind project’s offshore substation. The Vineyard Wind project will be first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the US.

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Telecommunication and firefighting for Karish & Tanin

TechnipFMC has chosen Semco Maritime to deliver telecommunication systems, topside firefighting equipment and safety equipment for the ‘Energean Power’ FPSO for the Karish & Tanin fields, offshore Israel.

As a total systems integrator we will be delivering more than 20 telecommunication systems including detailed engineering, procurement, construction, integrated in-house system testing, installation supervision and commissioning.

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FPSO Karish & Tanin

A strong 2018 prepares Semco Maritime for the future

In 2018, revenue grew by 45% to DKK 2,041 million in a market where customers continued to focus strongly on reducing costs and displayed a growing interest in areas such as optimisation, digitalisation and efficiency improvement where Semco Maritime can assist with innovative solutions that pave the way for increasing profitability in the industry.

"...Our efforts during the year boosted revenue and allowed us to more than double earnings and lay a solid foundation for the Group’s continued development,” says CEO Steen Brødbæk.
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Annual report 2018, Hornsea

Two-year service contract for Hornsea One

Semco Maritime has signed a two-year service contract with Danish energy company Orsted (formerly DONG Energy) for service and maintenance of the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) and the three offshore substations (OSS) installed at the world’s largest wind farm, Hornsea One, situated in the British part of the North Sea.

The service contract runs until the beginning of 2021, and the work will be carried out from Semco Maritime’s office in Grimsby, UK.

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Hornsea One, OSS, service contract

EPCI contract: Tyra redevelopment project

Semco Maritime has been awarded an EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish North Sea.

The work scope includes preparatory engineering work followed by system installation on five unmanned satellite platforms at the Tyra complex. Initial planning work has begun, and the entire project – involving approx. 25 employees – must be completed by October.

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Rescue of Frigate KNM Helge Ingstad, Hanøytangen

In cooperation with the salvage company BOA and the Norwegian Navy and Material Command, Semco Maritime participates in the current salvage operations of the frigate KNM Helge Ingstad.

The frigate has partly been raised and the job is now to prepare and complete the next phase, which involves lifting and securing the frigate onto a special barge for her transport to Haakonsvern naval base.

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Frigate KNM Helge Ingstad at Hanøytangen

Contract exteded for Queens Dock facility, Invergordon

Semco Maritime has extended its contract with the Port of Cromarty Firth at the Invergordon Service Base. 

Over the years, Semco Maritime has carried out works on drilling rigs, pipe lay vessels, accommodation rigs, survey vessels, cargo boats and various other projects, and has hosted numerous rigs including Songa Dee, Maersk Highlander, Maersk Reacher, Ensco 80, Noble Regina Allen and Maersk Innovator to name a few.
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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 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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West Elera

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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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.

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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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