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.
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.
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Since November 2022 Lawrence has been Managing Director of CWind, bringing his thorough understanding of both the CWind business and the offshore renewable market and customer base that the company serves. He joined CWind initially in August 2019 as Head of Projects where he was responsible for implementation of controls ensuring efficient and focused delivery across the entire team. This focus on sound commercial delivery of projects for our customer still remains a priority.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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