GMG Launches New Oil & Gas Services Business Unit

Engineering services company Global Marine Group (GMG) has launched Global Offshore, a new business unit that will deliver trenching and power cable laying services to the oil and gas sector. 

Operating from a base in Aberdeen, Scotland, managing director Mike Daniel will lead Global Offshore, which will ‘focus the staff, vessels and subsea equipment needed to meet the demands of oil and gas companies operating around the world,’ according to a company statement.

The Global Offshore team is said to have an ‘exemplary operational track record in a variety of seabed conditions for major global companies such as Shell and BP’. Global Offshore’s assets include the multipurpose vessel M/V Symphony, two Q1400 jet trenchers and two work-class remotely operated vehicles. 

In addition, depending on the needs of specific projects, Global Offshore says it will have access to GMG’s diverse fleet, including four specialist cable installation and repair vessels, four maintenance vessels and 16 crew transport vessels.

The new company will work on projects that include pipeline, cable and umbilical installation and trenching, platform-to-platform connectivity and complete platform to subsea installation services.

“Offshore oil and gas customers, who often operate under demanding conditions, have always been important to the Global Marine Group,” Ian Douglas, CEO of Global Marine Group, said in a company statement. 

“Adding industry leading and highly sought-after specialist trenching capabilities to our offering should create significant opportunities for our customers and for the entire Global Marine Group for years to come,” he added.

Global Offshore will sit alongside existing GMG business units Global Marine and CWind. The launch of the new business unit follows the completion of GMG’s acquisition of Fugro N.V’s trenching and cable lay services business.


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