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About CWind

CWind is part of the Global Marine Group, delivering topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market.

At CWind, we have experience at over 50 UK and European offshore wind farms, supporting over 12GW power generated by the offshore wind sector. Utilising  Global Marine Group assets, engineering capability and qualified project managers, we consistently deliver projects to a high standard; applying decades’ of experience gained from working across multiple sectors, including renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas. We provide innovative solutions to industry challenges, helping our clients to strengthen and maintain their wind projects, wherever they are.

We have built a world-class collection of trained technicians, a fleet of fuel-efficient crew transfer vessels and a global support network, designed to deliver excellence in rapid response times. We also have our own in-house training arm, CWind Training, which provides a comprehensive range of GWO accredited courses, investing in the next generation of offshore experts.

Working collaboratively with ORE Catapult, CWind is committed to delivering innovative solutions to address our clients’ needs and industry challenges – for today and for the future. We are dedicated to new product development, including subsea survey solutions, through an invested partnership with Rovco. CWind’s joint venture with International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC), CWind Taiwan, provides offshore wind farm construction and O&M support services, and training to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry.

ENGINEERING A CLEAN AND CONNECTED FUTURE

In 1850 our predecessors were centre stage in the evolution of what would become the telecoms and internet industry. They overcame extraordinary challenges to connect all corners of the world, through innovation, grit and sheer determination, so that the extraordinary became ordinary. From the Eastern Telegraph Company in the 1800s through to the Global Marine Group of today, our desire to lead innovation remains strong. We continue to deliver first-class solutions to the offshore renewables, oil and gas, and utilities sectors.

Working in partnership has always been at the core of how we work, using our expertise to deliver our customers’ goals. Our offshore and onshore teams, across our business units, are dedicated to building on the foundations of customer relationships and delivering a great service.

Today the Global Marine Group – composed of Global Marine, Global Offshore, CWind, and now OceanIQ – is full of extremely capable people, sharing a wealth of knowledge and constantly achieving excellence. That passion is evident in the entire team, as together we are committed to engineering a clean and connected future.

Fibre-optic cable installation and maintenance for the telecommunications and oil & gas markets

Topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market

Cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets

Subsea cable data, survey and route engineering to the telecoms, utilities, renewables and oil & gas markets

GMG Evolution Programme

 

At the Global Marine Group, we are changing the way we work.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has forced us to overcome as a business, we’re breaking more barriers with the launch of a brand-new initiative: GMG Evolution. This industry-first programme represents the future of working in our business, as we look to support new models and create a healthier, happier and more productive Global Marine Group family.

 

Discover more about GMG Evolution

MEET THE CWIND TEAM

Nathanael Allison

Managing Director

Nathanael Allison

Managing Director


In his role as Managing Director, Nathanael brings extensive commercial, operational and customer relations experience to CWind. Formerly working within the sector at Prysmian and at Industrial Marine Hydraulics, Nathanael has built a reputable track record working globally and has a passion for bringing new disruptive technologies to market.

Nathanael was educated at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, graduating in Physics and going on to obtain a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

Lawrence Bush

Head of Projects

Lawrence Bush

Head of Projects


Lawrence sits in the role of Head of Projects, where he is responsible for implementation of controls throughout the team in order that CWind maintain efficient and focused delivery.

He joined CWind in August 2019. Prior to this he managed projects across multiple industries including oil & gas, construction and rail. Most recently he was responsible for the successful delivery of a suite of multi-million-pound CapEX projects for a global steel manufacturer.

Lawrence has a solid engineering background, with experience of all levels of projects. Focused on progression, Lawrence started his career as a time served fabricator before progressing into engineering design, design management and ultimately into project management. In 2009 he gained a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management at Sheffield Hallam University and has since applied both the academic and practical experience in each of his subsequent roles, benefiting from a wide ranging exposure of the technical, contractual and stakeholder challenges present in all projects.

Stafford Butcher

Head of Operational Efficiency

Stafford Butcher

Head of Operational Efficiency


Stafford sits in the role of Head of Operational Efficiency, where he is responsible for identifying areas for improvement across the business at admin, operational, project delivery and strategic levels. He works closely with all operational areas including project delivery, CTV Fleet and CWind Training, to build, adopt and foster best practise within the relevant function. He is also the lead within CWind for driving the Global Marine Group-wide initiatives into the business unit.

Stafford joined CWind in June 2011, where he started out as a technician, after which he was quickly promoted to Operations Manager, delivering many successful projects in generator management, offshore cable installation and top side inspections. In 2014 he joined the vessels department where he undertook varied roles, working his way up to Head of Fleet for over two years, driving performance and efficiency to a higher operational standard.

Simon McLauchlan

Head of Training

Simon McLauchlan

Head of Training


Prior to joining CWind, Simon had over 22 years experience in the military where he was a Senior Instructor and Head of Instructor Development for the British Army. He brings a wealth of knowledge that goes beyond training delivery having managed several significant projects in the military including large scale personnel deployment. As a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Institute of Management, Simon has a focus on developing the training school and its trainers.

Janette Fullerton-Draper

RQHSE Business Partner

Janette Fullerton-Draper

RQHSE Business Partner


Janette has extensive experience gained in some of the world’s largest Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Power Generation companies, including GE, Fluor, Shell UK and ConocoPhillips amongst others. In these roles Janette both led and supported project teams through the full project lifecycle of design, construction, commissioning and operations into final decommissioning and demolition.

She is a strong advocate for open communication and transparency in action within the workplace; the primary objective is to exceed expectations for safety in the workplace whilst still achieving overall managerial and business targets.

Janette has a full complement of business & HSE qualifications spanning NEBOSH, Law and Teaching before she went on to obtain a Masters in Safety & Risk Management.

Tom Manning

Deputy General Manager, CWind Taiwan

Tom Manning

Deputy General Manager, CWind Taiwan


Tom Manning is Deputy General Manager of CWind Taiwan. Based in Taipei, he oversees operations and business development for both our Taiwanese offshore wind projects and TIWTC, Taiwan’s first GWO-approved offshore training school. Prior to Joining CWind Taiwan, Tom was Commercial Director for SBSS, China’s leading subsea cable installation company. Tom has been part of the Global Marine Group team for over 10 years and has a degree from The University of Sheffield.

THE INDUSTRY LEADER IN CTVs, PROJECT SERVICES AND OFFSHORE TRAINING

CWind Services

Corrosion Protection

Full corrosion protection services, inspection, procurement, application and transportation to maximise asset lifetime

Subsea Survey Solutions

Utilising the CTV fleet to undertake subsea surveys, a cost effective solution maximising the benefits of time on site

Topside Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

CWind has a robust track record of experience delivering Topside Inspections, Maintenance and Repair (IMR), utilising owned assets, best people and proven procedures, delivered through one interface

Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

Optimised, flexible solutions using cutting edge technology for Subsea Inspections, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) to meet customer requirements

Crew Transfer Vessel Charter

Transporting technicians quickly and safely, to and from site with a fleet of 17 vessels

Offshore Wind Training

One-stop accredited training centre offering bespoke courses to the on and offshore wind industry including confined space and rescue

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