MEMBER NEWS: Bringing energy to shore with Semco Maritime Ltd.

August 20, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Bringing energy to shore with Semco Maritime Ltd.

As a world leading EPCI supplier of wind farm substations we have extensive experience in building and ensuring maximum uptime for assets in the offshore wind industry. Semco Maritime Ltd. are involved in all aspects of bringing offshore wind energy to shore.

For Semco Maritime, the adventure of offshore wind started back in 2002, with the world’s first large-scale commercial offshore wind farm. Since that point we have been a crucial factor to over 20 more offshore wind projects. With the first offshore wind farm being constructed in Danish waters, subsequently we have built on this and continued our involvement in more projects. Providing competitive turnkey offshore wind electrical infrastructures to all offshore substation projects.

In the years to come, we, in the UK, will also be focusing on developing sustainable solutions for our customers that limit the impact on the environment. This experience will also be applied to the developing markets in both Taiwan and the US.

Looking ahead, our main focus and challenge is to contribute and increase our presence within the green part of the energy sector – with our main focus being on offshore wind. However, this is not to imply we are leaving the oil and gas industry behind, moreover, our primary focus will be on developing sustainable solutions.

So, what does this mean? This will involve the implementation of hybrid solutions on today’s offshore rigs, energy storage, remote solutions for maintenance and service tasks on wind farms in operations among other things.

Semco Maritime Ltd. want to play an important role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in a safe and sustainable way. Based on our extensive experience and world-class engineering, we have developed ways to make sections of the substation into standard proven concepts – while meeting the needs and expectations of our clients.

Specialising in all aspects of bringing energy to shore – including telecommunication systems, firefighting systems, manpower and transport solutions. Our in-house specialists cover all elements involved in connecting the offshore wind power plant to the onshore grid. We have helped meet all client’s electrical infrastructure needs including onshore and offshore substations.

Visit the website for previous case studies and more information how Semco Maritime Ltd. is continuing to support the Renewables sector.

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise