Seacroft, Apollo form collaboration for excellence in marine engineering and assurance

Two leading Aberdeen businesses are to collaborate formally to deliver seamless service across the boundaries between engineering and assurance in offshore marine projects.

Seacroft Marine Consultants Limited, which has a 25 year heritage in the Silver City providing assurance services to the marine and offshore sector, will partner with Apollo, a technically-led engineering and project services company founded in 2010. Between them, the two companies employ 120 staff in Aberdeen.

Michael Cowlam (left), technical director at Seacroft Marine Consultants, says: “We have previously partnered informally with Apollo to deliver cross-disciplinary services: this new collaboration enables both companies to offer clients the promise of seamless service on projects spanning marine and subsea engineering, naval architecture, marine survey and marine assurance. The collaboration responds to clear demand from clients for a coordinated cross-disciplinary approach.”

Nigel Robinson (right), marine and renewables managing director at Apollo, adds: “Seacroft are a very well respected marine consultancy and I am excited about this new phase of collaboration between us.  Sound marine assurance comes from the experience of the seafarer and the technical know-how of the offshore engineer, so Apollo and Seacroft make a natural team.  Together we will bring a fresh, independent marine assurance capability to our North Sea customers.”

Notes to Editors

About Seacroft Marine Consultants Limited

Seacroft Marine is an Aberdeen-based marine consultancy providing advice, inspection and assurance services to offshore installation operators, drilling contractors and the support vessels attending them, and to ports and harbours.

Seacroft’s services include vessel procedures and trials, CMID & OVID vessel inspections, dynamic positioning assurance & trials, rig move services, International Safety Management (ISM) audits, technical authorship, marine awareness training, incident investigation, training in ship handling and bridge team management and port/marine safety procedures and audits.

The company has a track record of innovation in its sector, including development of safe practices for sharing ERRVs and, in 2017, the launch of the Seacroft’s ‘SafeZone 500’ suite of ready-to-use procedures, training and audit tools which manage and mitigate risk of collision between offshore installations and their attending vessels.

Established in 1995 by Capt. Roderick MacSween, the business has been jointly owned and led since 2004 by his daughter, Jennifer Fraser and technical director Michael Cowlam.

Based at the distinctive Roundhouse at Aberdeen’s harbour entrance, Seacroft has a core staff of 15, the majority of whom are Master Mariners and Marine Engineers. The firm also retains some 80 further consultants specialising in aspects of marine assurance and trialling work

For further information on Seacroft Marine Consultants services please visit

About Apollo

Apollo is a technically-led engineering company. Its core values of Safe Attitude Future Enjoyment underpin the company culture and how we approach, engage and deliver for our clients as well as interact with each other. Apollo empowers its engineers to deliver for our clients, with appropriate reporting and controls, ensuring maximum engineering value to be created.

Through this business model Apollo has grown to be a successful and respected engineering provider. From humble beginnings Apollo now delivers full multidiscipline project delivery to our clients across the project lifecycle with a team of over one hundred discipline engineers and designers.

Our approach of fit for purpose solutions through value engineering has allowed us to provide increased value to our clients during recent years allowing us to grow and expand our market offering, even during the downturn.