Semco Maritime strengthens team with new appointments

Semco Maritime has strengthened its Aberdeen team with three new appointments.

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The international contracting and engineering company says the move will support its continued growth.

Brian Donaldson takes up the role of business development manager, with Colin Stewart and Gustav Ferrao appointed as assistant accountant and senior systems engineer respectively.

The appointments come as Semco Maritime marks its third year in Aberdeen. The company handles major oil and gas, wind and rig projects in the UK as a turnkey contractor, providing a range of integrated services including the design, fabrication and maintenance of assets.

The firm’s Aberdeen facility employs more than 50 people and offers particular expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of cost-effective, technology-driven mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, and telecommunications (MEICAT) solutions.

An experienced business development manager, Brian has worked in the energy industry for 19 years. He is a qualified mechanical engineer and a member of the Institute of Measurement & Control. Brian’s primary focus is to grow Semco Maritime’s business in the UK, ensuring that Aberdeen-based clients are aware of the organisation’s full range of global resources and portfolio of turnkey engineering solutions.

He said: “It is exciting to join Semco Maritime’s team at this important phase in the company’s development. Since establishing a presence in Aberdeen three years ago, Semco Maritime has enjoyed considerable success in the north-east.

“It is my intention to develop this strong track record as there is undoubtedly scope for further market penetration, given the breadth and depth of our service offering.”

As assistant accountant, Colin will support the Aberdeen-based finance team with the accountancy operations of Semco Maritime’s UK facilities. Gustav brings a wealth of technical experience to his new position as senior systems engineer and will work on a variety of systems integration projects.

Derek Cook, managing director of Semco Maritime Ltd, said: “While we retain our MEICAT expertise here in Aberdeen, our wider capabilities and resources as part of a global organisation are gaining increasing recognition. Our £5 million rig refurbishment base in Invergordon has enjoyed a successful initial year, with several important orders completed over the past 12 months.

“Brian’s drive and experience will be invaluable to the business as we continue to bring Semco Maritime’s range of services to the attention of the UK marketplace. Our engineering and finance divisions will also benefit from the skills that Gustav and Colin bring to their new roles.”

For further information on Semco Maritime in Aberdeen, visit or telephone 01224 702211.

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