New offshore specialist sets up in Aberdeen

Britain’s Global Marine Group (GMG), an offshore engineering services provider to the telecommunications, renewables and oil and gas industries, has launched Global Offshore, a new business unit that will deliver trenching and power cable laying services to the oil and gas sector. Global Offshore will focus on projects that include pipeline, cable and umbilical installation and trenching, platform-to-platform connectivity and complete platform to subsea installation services from a new office in Aberdeen.

Global Offshore’s assets include the Symphony, a multipurpose vessel with an extensive 1,400 sq m deck space, two powerful and flexible Q1400 jet trenchers and two work class remotely operated vehicles. In addition, depending on the needs of specific projects, Global Offshore will have access to GMG’s full capabilities and diverse fleet, including four specialist cable installation and repair vessels, four maintenance vessels and 16 crew transport vessels.

Global Offshore will sit alongside existing GMG business units Global Marine and CWind. Global Marine provides fibre-optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to global telecommunications providers while CWind delivers power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities markets.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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