Category: Marine Services

Maersk Connector completed loading two 59km long 400kv HVDC XPLE cables for Nemo Link®

DeepOcean’s Maersk Connector has completed loading of the first phase on the Nemo Link® cables in the port of Blyth. Two 59 km long 400kv HVDC XPLE cables were simultaneously spooled from a freighter onto the 7,000 te. split capacity duel concentric carousel. The vessel is now on her way to the UK coast near Ramsgate where she will commence the installation of the cables. The cables will be buried by DeepOcean’s T3200 trencher, the world’s most powerful subsea trencher. The second phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by DeepOcean in the second quarter of 2018....

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OMM wins coveted O&M contract in Germany

Bristol’s Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has won a coveted Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract, awarded by global energy giant Iberdrola. Experienced marine services provider, OMM will now lead on the contract to provide both topside and subsea 0&M services for the eagerly anticipated Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm, currently under construction in the Baltic Sea. OMM will deliver annual maintenance inspections of Iberdrola’s structural and subsea/cable assets and subsea inspection services for the offshore wind farm. This exciting new partnership highlights significant strides from Iberdrola into the offshore renewable energy market, working alongside the extensive experience of OMM within...

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Offshore Marine Management appoints new team members to support business growth in 2017

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) welcome two team members to the team this January. Mr Perry Symons joins the OMM family as chief operating officer. Overseeing OMM international offshore projects, he will also co-ordinate service development at a strategic level. Mr Symons brings over twenty years’ experience and knowledge of the marine and subsea industry to OMM with a background as Master Mariner, experienced company director and managing director of a leading UK diving company. Ms Phae Pritchard has been appointed as operations and maintenance manager, coming to us from Centrica renewables, and will be responsible for current and future OMM projects. With a wealth of operational, commercial, and project experience, Ms Pritchard has led on operated and non-operated joint ventures. She brings her expertise to both project management of technical engineering works, including subsea, wind turbine generators (WTG) and commissioning, and people management, from diverse project teams to senior stakeholder management. Rob Grimmond, managing director of OMM said: “Our dedicated workforce will benefit greatly from the diverse experience, and knowledge of the offshore industry, of our new team members. As the industry changes, OMM must be responsive to shifting market conditions, and to continue in developing the range of services which we offer in order that we maintain service quality and our strong market position. We have adapted and strengthened our strategic position by investing in the right people...

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PROCUREMENT OFFICER

Posted on the : 25th August 2017 Able UK Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced candidate to join their Procurement Department in Teesside. Reporting directly to the Procurement Manager, the successful candidate will be assisting to fulfil the Procurement duties on a day-to-day basis, from general administration duties, through to supplier management, contract negotiation and full project based procurement. The role will be based at ABLE UK’s Seaton Port Site in Hartlepool, with a requirement to travel to Head Office in Billingham. The position will command a competitive package, based on the candidate’s experience. RESPONSIBILITIES You will be responsible for reviewing purchase requisitions, controlling the issue of purchase orders, tender management, vendor maintenance, supplier contract management and negotiation of costs to ensure excellent value for money solutions. You will be responsible for maintaining communication with all departments, building and keeping supplier relationships, ensuring goods and services are delivered efficiently whilst ensuring that logistics costs are minimised. The successful candidate will have a background in procurement and purchasing, have the ability to manage multiple spend categories and suppliers. Be extremely responsive to acting on requests/ chasing information. Assist the Procurement Manager with procurement and query resolution. Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally, to assist and enable organisational operations and effective service between sites and suppliers. Ensuring all work is completed in an...

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AINSCOUGH GIVES A-PLANT A LIFT TO LEGOLAND

Ainscough Crane Hire’s Birmingham depot has solved an access puzzle for contractor J Tomlinson and plant hire company A-Plant, at the site of the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. A-Plant supplied J Tomlison with a range of equipment at the project which is set to open to the public in 2018. The only vehicular access to the construction site, in the arena’s lower ground floor, is via the site’s multi-storey car park which has a 1.9 metre height restriction. Too low for the machinery to access. This led the A-Plant and Ainscough teams to devise a solution which meant lifting the machinery over the multi-story to an alternative entrance. Using a Liebherr LTM1055-3.2, the Ainscough team lifted a three-tonne and a six-tonne dumper, a six-tonne and an eight-tonne excavator and a 12.5 metre telehandler. Peter Antony, depot manager at Ainscough in Birmingham said: “The key consideration for any lift is safety. Lifting the equipment over the multi-story naturally meant the top storey had to be closed to ensure we were safe to operate. “Each lift brings with it its own peculiarities and this job was no different. Ultimately it was a good test and it was pleasing to help the customer out in this way.” Chris Ballard for A-Plant added: “We have a can-do attitude for our customers and will always seek the best and most...

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