Encomara provide a unique quick connect system for FOWT mooring and cables supported by strategic consultancy for offshore systems and moorings.


(Strategic Wind Infrastructure)

Inspired by the fixed offshore wind sector’s ability to scale-up successfully, Encomara’s approach mirrors this by enabling high operability installation, high-volume manufacturing of standardised hardware, and pre-installation of all marine and subsea interfaces.

Following a significant research and development investment, the firm’s pioneering SWIFT (Strategic Wind Infrastructure) ethos uses the company’s patented SQUID to provide a comparable level of installation efficiency and cost savings for the floating wind sector.

The technology allows for the pre-installation and pre-commissioning of all moorings and power cables, enabling rapid connection and earlier first power from multiple turbines.

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Encomara Squid


SQUID integrates all associated marine hardware components, such as power cables and connectors, mooring lines and anchor interfaces to provide a rapid and simplified ‘Plug to Power’(P2P) capability drastically reducing the direct CAPEX and duration of FOWT installation. By solving the ‘Tow to Port’ (T2P) challenge, SQUID delivers similar cost and duration reductions during the operational, re-power and decommissioning phases.

strategic consultancy

Our Team and contact network has extensive experience in offshore equipment, asset development, project execution and market knowledge. This spans exploration, marine, fixed and floating wind and places us in a strong position to support and work with developers to common goals.

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Formed in 2022, Encomara brings together industry leading experts who have used their extensive experience in marine, vessel, renewables, and subsea sectors to examine, understand and solve the project execution challenges associated with the commercial scale deployment installation of floating wind structures.

The team consists of:

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Raymond Semple

Chief Executive Officer

Raymond is a project and operations executive, accomplished in the development and deployment of talent, technology, products and assets to deliver large scale fixed, floating and subsea developments offshore. After an early career in offshore operations and project management, he led regional Offshore and Subsea Business Units for Technip in Brazil and North America and then global Subsea Business Units for DOF Subsea and Baker Hughes.

Raymond holds a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Ian Cobban

Ian Cobban

Chief Operating Officer

Ian brings over 35 years experience in senior positions in HSSEQ, regional management, operations pipeline production and construction to his role at Encomara.

Prior to joining Encomara, Ian was the COO for Global Energy Group, based in Scotland focussed on fabrication for the Oil and Gas, Renewable and Nuclear markets, in addition to overseeing the Brownfield, Engineering, Marine Businesses and the Marshalling Storage and Logistics of fixed wind structures and balance of plant from the Nigg Energy Park facility. 

He earned an HND in Mechanical Engineering and a Postgraduate in Offshore Materials and Corrosion Engineering from Robert Gordons University.

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Malcolm Bowie

Chief Technical Officer

Prior to joining Encomara as CTO and patent holder, Malcolm has been an independent consultant and advisor in design and offshore construction 35 years. In his capacity as an industry technical authority on moorings, anchors, risers and floating systems he has worked on a wide range of high-profile projects world-wide.

With over 20 years’ experience in wind, wave and tidal, he is now heavily involved in an advisory role with floating wind, providing extensive insight and addressing the challenges in the market to various organisations and developers.

Malcolm earned a BSc in Physics and Engineering from Stirling University and postgraduate from Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen. As a Patron of the National Museums of Scotland and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland he is passionate about energy, the environment and sustainability.

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Ian Donald

Executive Chairman

Ian has over 40 years fulfilling board, executive, technical and project management roles within the operator, major service companies and SME environments with demonstrable success.

As founder member and CEO of DES Operations and Enpro Subsea, Ian has a provenhistory of taking marine innovations from concept to commercialised products and developing teams to evolve these innovative products into leading companies.

He holds a Master’s degree in Marine Technology from Strathclyde University, an MBA in Energy Transition from Robert Gordon University, multiple patents for offshore and subsea systems, and is recipient of engineering and business achievement awards.

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