SMC bags Ailes Marines deal to support construction of French OWF


Ailes Marines has awarded a contract to SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants) to provide vessel inspection services for the construction of offshore wind farm St-Brieuc in France.

SMC will provide the project with up to 3 local French AVIs (Accredited Vessel Inspectors), improve local expertise and cooperate with both SMC and Ailes Marines commitments to build local content and skills sets within the region.

The French AVI’s of SMC will be assisted by robust back-office support system of the organization, professional marine consultants and additional AVI’s.

“SMC are extremely pleased to be able to support construction of the St Brieuc offshore wind farm. France represents an exciting market opportunity for us and after years of supporting projects with planning phase consultancy, its great to be able to deliver ‘boots on the ground’ as physical operations are now becoming a reality. We’re pleased also to build on our relationship with Iberdrola after working closely with them for construction of the East Anglia 1 offshore wind farm in the UK. Their invitation to once again support their operations here is testament to the positive work our teams have been delivering to them for a number of years now.”

George Moore, business development manager at SMC.

“We are happy to have SMC onboard to ensure we have the expertise to provide marine assurance and the assistance they have already provided to complete remote audits during the current COVID outbreak.”

Graham Farrant, marine assurance manager at the St Brieuc offshore windfarm
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