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Subsea Telecom News: Offshore Marine Management to install Greater Gabbard array cabling

Posted on 08.06.2011 - 14:00 EDT in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Offshore Marine Management to install Greater Gabbard array cablingOffshore Marine Management (OMM) has recently secured a contract with Fluor for the installation and subsequent trenching of 29 inter-array cables at the Greater Gabbard wind farm 14Nm from Felixstowe, East Anglia.

OMM will start work immediately on the 500MW Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project, which is the most prestigious cable installation project the company has been involved with and a great achievement for the rapidly expanding operation. Both OMM's independence and its unique approach to providing flexible solutions for projects are crucial to its on-going success.

Under its contract with Fluor, OMM will provide a full range of installation services, from front end pre-engineering support, burial trials and installation of the inter-array cables to delivery of the final reporting using in-house survey capabilities.

The Deep Cygnus loading cables bound for Greater Gabbard at Harwich Port.
Fluor is a Fortune 500 company that delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management to governments and clients in a variety of diverse industries around the world.

OMM is a global independent provider of bespoke marine solutions, offering an extensive range of products and services to the offshore renewables, subsea telecoms and oil and gas industries.

OMM's Managing Director, Rob Grimmond stated that this was an important step for Offshore Marine Management and more crucially the industry, given the current situation with the number of cable installers available in the market place. OMM understands the tough conditions and the importance of this project and is working closely with the client and its offshore team to ensure successful completion.

OMM's Operations Director, Eckhard Bruckschen said that success in securing this contract had been because of OMM's independence and its ability to deliver at short notice the exact solution required by sourcing the correct vessels, equipment and personnel.

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