August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Global Marine Systems

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Global Marine Systems Limited provides engineering and underwater services, responding to the subsea cable installation, maintenance and burial requirements of customers around the world. The company has a legacy of 165 years in deep and shallow water operations and operates worldwide with main offices in Chelmsford, U.K. and Singapore. Global Marine offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for multiple offshore industries including oil and gas, telecoms, offshore renewables, power and deep sea research. In September 2014, Global Marine was acquired by HC2, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the business, bringing with it the opportunity to develop existing services and take the company’s capabilities to new markets around the world. In February 2016, Global Marine acquired a majority stake in offshore renewables specialist CWind, adding a diverse range of construction and O&M services to its current capabilities. Global Marine obtained recognition for its innovation and best practice in the field of engineering, receiving the Engineering Award at the International Business Awards held in Singapore, 2014. And previously, Global Marine was ranked in the Top Track 250 by the UK Sunday Times. The award compliments Britain’s leading mid-market private companies with the biggest sales.

Testing Capabilities: The Head Office in Chelmsford houses Global Marine’s industry leading test facility for cable manufacturers and other industry organizations. Cable products must be suitable for the harsh marine environment it has to operate in. Therefore, cables, joints, rope, hawser or repeaters can be tested rigorously here before deployment. A complete range of mechanical, electrical, environmental and optical test facilities are included to simulate marine deployment and oceanographic conditions. These include tensile testing (up to 100kN), torsion, high voltage and pressure testing – to internationally agreed standards and with full monitoring and data logging, both electrical and optical. Pressure testing can simulate the conditions at the deepest point of the ocean; high voltage testing can simulate electrical surges, and the round the sheave tests simulate all types of deployment from vessels. Following testing, concise reports are issued together with test certificates. Global Marine holds the RoSPA Order of Distinction in recognition of 16 consecutive years of outstanding occupational health and safety results.
New Saxon House, 1 Winsford Way, Boreham Interchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK CM2 5PD
Phone Number: +44 (0)1245 702100
CEO/President: Ian Douglas
Number of Employees: 147
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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