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Global Marine to install new Orkney electricity cable

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A marine service firm which launched a new offshore division in Aberdeen in December will install a new electricity cable in Orkney.

The new link between Rousay and Westray is being commissioned as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ subsea cable replacement programme.

From now until 2023, around 55miles of submarine cables are due to be replaced − a fifth of the total number currently in operation.

The Rousay to Westray cable contract was awarded to Essex-headquartered Global Marine Group (GMG).

In December, GMG completed the acquisition of Fugro’s trenching and cable-lay services business in a deal worth more than £54million.

A team previously employed by Fugro in Bridge of Don is now working from the same premises for GMG’s new Global Offshore business.

Assets of the division include the Global Symphony support vessel.

The division is led by managing director Mike Daniel.

He said: “We’re very proud to have secured our first cable replacement contract with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and we are looking forward to working with the SSEN team to deliver this vital project.

“Global Marine Group brings together a vast set of experience in this field, the CWind & Global Offshore team will execute this project and I have every confidence that we deliver this successfully.  We are looking forward to building a long-term partnership with SSEN.”

John Buchan, head of subsea cable projects at SSEN, said: “Appointing Global Marine Group marks an important milestone for the delivery of the Rousay Westray project.

“With our contractor now on board, plans are being finalised ready to start work onsite in spring 2018. This is the first time SSEN has worked with this contractor and we are delighted to have them on board.”

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