Marine contractor Briggs Marine has secured a six-year framework deal with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the replacement and maintenance of subsea cable assets.
Despite being announced today, the framework was granted back in August of this year and will run until 2023.
The contract will involve Briggs providing survey, inspection, repair, removal and instillation services to SSEN’s submarine energy cables.
This award win sees Briggs take its cable asset contract to over 100 across the UK.
Craig English, director of subsea services at Briggs Marine, said: “We are delighted to be awarded a place on this framework agreement with SSEN, which continues a long and successful history of working together.
“The previous maintenance framework has been held by Briggs for more than 10 years, so it is hugely encouraging that we have been selected to provide services once again.
“During the period of this framework, SSEN plans to replace more than 20% of the network. This is a major investment, and so our team is focused on preparations for the busy, challenging workload ahead.
“We were also pleased to see a framework of this significance awarded to a home-grown company. Briggs strives to create local employment opportunities and support the Scottish economy, whilst providing a service offering recognised at an international level. This work represents a significant boost to the local supply chain.”