Global Marine Systems Limited has secured a contract that will see it provide personnel and equipment that will support the delivery of a submarine fibre optic link between platforms on behalf of client, Subsea 7, a global leader in subsea engineering and construction, and end user BP.
Global Marine will be providing highly skilled jointing personnel to work with Subsea 7 in delivering platform-to-platform connectivity from the existing Clair platform, 50 miles west of the Shetland Isles, in the North Sea, to the new Clair Ridge platform.
The team will work aboard Subsea 7’s Seven Falcon. This demonstrates Global Marine’s flexible approach in implementing subsea projects either from one of its own offshore installation vessels or operating as part of a team on an alternate vessel based solutions when required. On the Clair Ridge project, jointing and deck personnel will provide expertise, utilising the Universal Quick Joints and jointers trained at Global Marine’s world recognised training school will conduct splicing operations.
The project builds on Global Marine’s track record in the oil and gas industry, where an adaptable approach to total subsea solutions embraces a mix of assets and personnel that dovetail with customer requirements. The company’s appointment was largely due to its skill and experience in delivering successful subsea systems over many decades.
“We are delighted to be working for Subsea 7, and ultimately BP, the continued recognition of our knowledge and capabilities by major players in the industry is a great reflection on Global Marine’s journey in subsea engineering.” says Nicola Broom, Director, Sales & Commercial at Global Marine. “At Global Marine we have a long and rich history in submarine cable installation and maintenance and we look forward to applying these skills to complete the Clair Ridge project. To do this we will utilise one of our core strengths, our highly trained and experienced staff.”