Pre-project Planning & Cable Installation

A total solution from route engineering, project engineering and through the installation phase

CWind delivers the Global Marine Group’s power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore utilities and renewables market.

The group has been in offshore wind since it’s conception and was responsible for installing the inter array cables at the UK’s first offshore wind farm Blyth in 2000, at Europe’s first commercial wind farm Horns Rev in 2002 and at the UK’s first commercial wind farm Kentish Flats in 2004. Since then, the company has worked on more than 40 wind farms across Europe.

Whether the need is for an interconnector or links to an offshore energy grid, CWind has a culture that is committed to delivering safe, innovative solutions utilising the company’s outstanding engineering and project management capability, adapting to each project’s specific needs.

Cable installation at an offshore wind farm development is a critically important phase. There were reportedly as much as £213 million in insurance losses from 28 UK offshore wind claims between 2002 and 2015, 68% were directly due to cable faults occurring predominately during the construction phase.

The experience and track record of CWind and its people are a true asset to any project, ensuring that solutions are delivered, overcoming engineering challenges and getting them right first time.

Cable installation vessel, the C.S. Sovereign, part of the Global Marine Group fleet, has an exemplary track record working in wind farms and has installed almost 15% of all inter array cables globally. The latest addition about to join the Group fleet, the Symphony, is a proven asset having worked on many offshore wind farm projects. With approximately 400m² of available space aft of the cable lay spread, the Symphony is able to carry up to ten 20-foot containers of cable protection system and retains the option to carry the Q1400 Trenching System spread along with the cable lay spread.

Using expert crews and in-house engineering capabilities, the Global Marine Group collaboratively has installed 387 inter array cables and 421 cable pull-ins across more than 40 European wind farms.

The acquisition, announced on 12 October 2017, is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

OUR KEY CAPABILITIES:

  • The Symphony, a multi-purpose vessel built in 2011 with an extensive 1,400m² deck space is the latest addition to the Global Marine Group fleet
  • Unprecedented track record across the group with 387 inter array cables installed and 421 cable pull-ins across more than 40 European wind farms
  • FEED/desk top study
  • Route engineering
  • Project engineering
  • Planning & project management
  • Permitting
  • Power cable, umbilicals, inter array and telecoms cable installation from experienced and purpose-built cable ships
  • Engineered cable protection & burial solutions suitable for the seabed environment
  • J and I-tube installations
  • Cable pull-ins
  • Experience in very shallow (less than 10m) and very deep waters
  • A total cable solution, eradicating conflict caused by discrepancies in survey and route planning information
  • High specification, capable seagoing vessels with low weather downtime

Our Latest News:

Posted: 12/10/2017

Global Marine Group to acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business

Acquisition further positions company for significant offshore power market opportunities Chelmsford,...

Posted: 08/09/2017

CWind Awarded TP Gate Contract

Two DONG Energy offshore wind farms set to benefit from CWind...

Posted: 05/09/2017

Global Marine Group Awarded Order of Distinction from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Chelmsford, Tuesday 5 September 2017. The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market...

Posted: 31/08/2017

Global Marine Group Chooses Port of Blyth to Extend UK Footprint

Chelmsford, Thursday 31 August 2017. The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market...

Posted: 17/08/2017

Global Marine Group Secures Cable Contract for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Chelmsford, Thursday 17 August 2017. Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading...

Posted: 08/08/2017

CWind Secures Major Cable Pull-in Contract at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

Chelmsford, Tuesday 8 August 2017. CWind, a leading provider of services...

Posted: 03/08/2017

Utilising the Q1000, CS Recorder Completes Cable Reburial Project in Three Weeks

Chelmsford, Thursday 3 August 2017. Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider...

Posted: 03/08/2017

Global Marine Group to Ride Over 200 Miles for Children’s Charity Brainwave

Chelmsford, Wednesday 2 August 2017. Employees of the Global Marine Group (GMG),...

Posted: 03/07/2017

CWind Announces Two-Year Crew Transfer Vessel Extension on Key Offshore Wind Farm Project for Dong Energy

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 06/05/2017

Global Marine Group Reports Busy Spring Period

Heading into the summer months with resources engaged around the globe....

Posted: 02/05/2017

CWind Reaches Halfway Point of 15 Month Secondary Works Contract for Iberdrola’s Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore renewables industry...

Posted: 25/04/2017

CWind Completes Vital Power Cable Repairs to Reconnect over 2,000 Scilly Islanders

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore renewables industry...

Posted: 16/02/2017

CWind Invests in Largest Crew Transfer Vessel to Date

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 14/02/2017

Introducing power cable capabilities to the CWind service scope

Positioning ourselves to meet wider customer needs As you may have...

Posted: 13/02/2017

CWind to Deliver Global Marine’s Power Cable Capabilities

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 26/01/2017

CWind Supports Centrica Jack Up Operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 04/01/2017

CWind Provides Crew Transfer Vessels for EON Blade Maintenance Work at Robin Rigg

CWind, a leading integrated service provider in the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 08/12/2016

CWind provide CTVs for Siemens Blade Maintenance Campaign

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 05/12/2016

CWind Provides ROV Subsea Inspections for E.ON at Amrumbank West

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...

Posted: 22/11/2016

CWind Wins Contract To Undertake Secondary Works For Geosea At Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry,...