Renewables, Wind

GMS plan for future offshore wind growth

20 April 2005 – Global Marine Systems, the cable installation and maintenance firm, has announced its intention to cooperate with Dutch firm, SMIT Heavy Lift in a bid to win more contracts within the renewable energy sector.

Fresh from administration, the company has highlighted offshore wind farms as a key growth area and will utilize SMIT’s vessels to tap into it. SMIT has recently acquired a jack-up barge with a 600 tonne lifting capacity.

A statement from Global Marine Systems read: “The combination of Global Marine’s cable installation and burial skills, allied to SMIT’s extensive vessel fleet and offshore experience, creates a significant solution to the burgeoning offshore energy market.”