Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a multi-year cable maintenance and management framework agreement by Equinor
The framework agreement will see Global Offshore supply cable management services and perform associated call-off services, comprising active cable maintenance as well as unplanned repairs.
The agreement gives Equinor access to Global Marine Group’s fleet of cable ships and CTVs, including their cable laying ships Global Symphony and Normand Clipper, equipped with one of Global Offshore’s Q1400 jet trenchers.
A first for Global Offshore, which traditionally carries out work on offshore cables, the framework agreement covers the onshore and offshore export cables at Equinor’s Dudgeon windfarm, as well as the offshore export cables at Hywind and Sheringham Shoal, with the potential to cover other windfarms in the future.
The cable care solution is designed to proactively maintain cable assets and respond quickly to power cable damage, bringing increased standards of readiness and responsiveness to the industry.
The service is supported by a maintained stock of universal power joints, as well as access to qualified jointers, prepared to respond rapidly to a fault or incident.
The framework agreement is the second contract for Global Offshore at the Hywind offshore windfarm. In 2017, Global Marine Group carried out survey and trenching, including cutting and jetting, for the export and inter-array cables at the windfarm.