Innovative Marine Technology

£40m Turnover

Group Companies

Locations Worldwide


Years Experience




Engineering Services, Solutions and Technology

Over 80,000

hours of geotechnical and engineering analysis performed

Over 30,000

bespoke concrete mattresses supplied


TekLink Cable Protection Systems supplied



We understand the importance of meeting global energy demand through a sustainable energy mix
therefore deliver our technology and services across multiple offshore energy sectors.



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    Offshore Wind

  • Offshore Wind

    Tekmar Group has been active in the offshore wind sector for over 20 years and is recognised as the market-leading provider of subsea cable protection solutions, along with engineering and geotechnical services.  

    We specialise in cable protection, stabilisation, hang-off solutions, geotechnical foundation design, mooring solutions, cable burial and route assessment, installation analysis, and the design and build of installation equipment.

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    Floating Wind

  • Floating Wind

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  • Infrastructure

    Tekmar Group shares over 35 years of industry knowledge and experience with operators and tier-one marine contractors around the world.

    Our deep understanding of the subsea environment drives the development and delivery of our technology and services for the subsea sector, including emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS), hang-off, stabilization, and protection solutions for SURF products plus bespoke back deck equipment. 

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    Marine Civils

  • Marine Civils

    Tekmar Group has a strong track record in the design and manufacturing of solutions for marine civil engineering projects.

    We specialise in impact, soil migration and seawall erosion mitigation solutions for ports, harbors, outfalls, revetments and waterways.

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  • Interconnectors

    Tekmar Group offers a range of technologies and services to de-risk subsea interconnector projects including cable burial and route assessments, installation analysis, design and build of lay equipment, and the supply of subsea cable protection, stabilisation, and hang-off solutions.

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  • Telecoms

    There is over 1.2 million km of submarine telecommunication cable in service around the world and is set to increase with the continual growth of internet users and cloud technology.

    Tekmar Group provides a range of technologies and services to the telecoms sector including cable burial and route assessments, installation analysis, design and build of installation equipment and the supply of fiber optic cable protection solutions.




Our products and services are applicable to a wide range of subsea infrastructure.

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    Subsea Cables

  • Subsea Cables

    Tekmar Group provides cable burial risk assessments, installation and in-situ analysis, cable protection systems, stabilisation, and hang-off solutions for inter-array, export, interconnectors and fiber optic cable.

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    Rigid & Flexible Pipelines

  • Rigid & Flexible Pipelines

    Tekmar Group provides on-bottom stability evaluation, burial assessments, trenching optimisation, installation and in-situ analysis, subsea protection, stabilization, crossings, anti-scour solutions, emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS), Pipe-in-Pipe Waterstops, sealing, gripping and clamping solutions for rigid and flexible pipelines. 

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  • Umbilicals

    Tekmar Group provides burial assessments, installation & in-situ analysis, subsea protection, stabilisation, anti-scour solutions and hang-off solutions for subsea umbilicals. 

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  • Seabed

    Tekmar Group provides a range of technologies and services for seabed applications, including; route design, survey recommendations, burial, scour and jack-up analysis, in-situ analysis of seabed infrastructure, seabed protection, stabilization, and anti-scour solutions.

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  • Structures

    Tekmar Group specialises in geotechnical foundation design, mooring solutions, and hang-off systems for fixed and floating offshore structures.

Vision, Misson & Values


To enable the world’s energy transition, reflecting our responsibility to future generations.


Collaborating with our stakeholders, we will deliver robust, sustainable technology and services utilising our talented and diverse team that will enable the Group to grow significantly and profitably.


Work Together

We foster teamwork without boundaries, to ensure the best results are delivered in an environment where people feel empowered, safe, trusted, confident and inspired to develop.

Do Things Right

Quality and Delivery. We lead by example and constantly find ways to raise standards. We challenge the norm and have courage to stand up for what is right.

Break The Boundaries

We collaborate with our customers and constantly look for ways to develop our technology and services to make today’s impossible tomorrow’s deliverable.

Global Reach



Our clients include international energy majors, developers, operators, marine contractors, and subsea asset manufacturers.

Board of Directors

Steve Lockard

Chair and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lockard joined SCF in 2021 and brings over 35 years of experience in global operations leadership to the firm, where he now supports energy transition investments and company platform building.

Ally MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Ally has over 35 years of offshore energy sector experience and has held senior executive positions at multinational, private and public companies.

Leanne Wilkinson

Chief Financial Officer

Leanne is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience as a senior finance professional and business leader. Prior to joining Tekmar, Leanne previously worked in the manufacturing and technology sectors and has experience in business change, transformation, and integration. 

Julian Brown

Non-Executive Director

Julian is a prominent figure in the UK Renewables market with a wealth of experience in the sector. Julian is a board member of Renewable UK and a member of the UK Offshore Wind Industry Council.

Ian Ritchey

Non-Executive Director

Ian is an experienced engineering leader with a strong track record in the energy, aerospace, defence, and marine sectors, including as Chief Engineer at Rolls Royce.

David Wilkinson

Non-Executive Director

David is a Chartered Accountant with experience in large corporate and owner-led businesses across many industry sectors, including 30 years as a partner in Deloitte.

Colin Welsh

Non-Executive Director

Prior to joining SCF in 2017, Colin Welsh served as Head of International Energy Investment Banking at Simmons & Company International.

Management Team

Fraser Gibson

Managing Director

Fraser is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers and has been providing geotechnical engineering expertise to the offshore sector for over 16 years.

Steve Howlett

Managing Director
Pipeshield International

Steve established Pipeshield in 1999 and has overseen the growth of the company during the past 20 years as it became a global market leader.

Marc Bell

Managing Director
Tekmar Energy

Marc is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s in Business Management. Marc has over 25 years of technical and operational leadership experience in manufacturing, service, and project engineering-focused organisations.





  • 1985

    Tekmar Founded

    Tekmar was founded by two commercial divers working off the Norwegian coast in the O&G sector, initially providing a design consultancy service.

    In 1995 Tekmar relocates to Teesside and forms a UK limited company.

  • 2008

    Tekmar Energy Limited Established

    Tekmar Energy Limited is established in the UK as a dedicated design, engineering and manufacturing specialist of subsea protection systems for subsea cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines.

    Tekmar Energy leverages its expertise gained over the previous 13 years in the O&G sector and responds to the demands of offshore renewables.

  • 2014

    Launch of AgileTek Engineering Limited

     Tekmar Energy Limited launches a new group company AgileTek Engineering Limited to offer advancements in subsea engineering analysis.

  • 2018 June

    Tekmar Group Floats on AIM

    Tekmar Group plc is floated on the AIM market (London Stock Exchange).

    This marks the next stage of the group’s expansion and development plan.

  • 2019 March

    Acquisition of Ryder Geotechnical Limited

    Tekmar Group company AgileTek Engineering completes the acquisition of Ryder Geotechnical Limited.

    Ryder adds geotechnical capability to the group and greatly increases project visibility whilst working at the front end of high profile subsea projects.

  • 2019 October

    Acquisition of Pipeshield International Limited

    Tekmar Group makes its third acquisition with Pipeshield International Limited.

    The acquisition strengthens the group’s technology offering to include bespoke concrete protection and stabilisation solutions, whilst extending the group’s track record in offshore wind and O&G.



If you’re passionate about making the offshore sector smarter and safer then there’s never been a more exciting time to be part of Tekmar Group. We are always looking for new talent to help us keep innovating in a broad range of roles.  

Enquiries and Contacts

Contact Us

Tekmar Group plc
Unit N791, Grindon Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1325 379 520

Ryder Geotechnical Ltd
Unit N791, Grindon Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 191 691 8480

AgileTek Engineering Ltd
Unit N791, Grindon Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH
United Kingdom


Tekmar Energy Ltd
Unit N791, Grindon Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1325 379 520


Pipeshield International Ltd
Unit N791, Grindon Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SH
United Kingdom
 +44 (0) 1502 560 900