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Global Offshore is part of the Global Marine Group, delivering the company’s cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets

Global Offshore provides comprehensive trenching and cable laying solutions within the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas sectors.


Our highly experienced, respected project engineering and project management teams ensure that, even whilst working in the harshest of seas and most challenging of seabed condition, projects are delivered successfully. From our strategically located base in Aberdeen, Global Offshore has developed a reputation as a trusted partner with many clients returning following successfully executed projects for the oil & gas and offshore renewables markets.

These long-standing relationships have been forged through our flexibility and understanding of the client’s needs. To date, Global Offshore has been involved in the installation of more than 850 power cables, while the Q1400 trenching system, which has the capability to perform jet trenching in soils of up to 100 KPA and mechanical chain cutting of soils of up to 250 KPA, has worked on multiple UK and European wind farms. The business has also conducted multiple operations in oil & gas for major oil companies such as Shell and BP.


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.


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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.


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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



At Global Offshore, our team’s passion for success is at the heart of everything we do. Meet the people who will be delivering quality to your project.


Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie

Managing Director

Mark Gillespie joined Global Offshore as Managing Director in 2021, where he is responsible for leading the commercial, operations, engineering, and project management teams both on and offshore. Mark has an impeccable track record in the offshore sector, spanning almost three decades, built at companies of every size and at every level in the value chain including Royal IHC, Oceaneering and Wellstream International.

He brings extensive experience of building organisations capable of delivering complex projects and looks forward to further supporting our clients through our industry-leading offering.

Mike Daniel

Business Development Director

Mike has been in the business for many years with over 35 years’ experience in the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Having previously worked at UDI, Rockwater, Stolt Offshore and Subocean Group, Mike joined Fugro’s Subsea construction and Installation team as a Project Manager in 2012, before becoming Business Line Manager in 2013.

During his time at Fugro Mike led the team in successfully completing many projects including the Rampion Offshore windfarm array cable installation, Hywind export cable trenching, Maria pipeline trenching, Shell Gannet pipeline trenching, Humber Gateway cable installation and trenching of 77 array cables, Talisman Arkwright umbilical trenching, BP ETAP project 32km umbilical replacement, Engie Cygnus 74km umbilical trenching and Shell Corrib project.

On joining the Global Marine Group, Mike assumed the role of Managing Director bringing his great experience and capabilities to head the team.

In 2021, Mike stepped down as Managing Director and assumed a new role as Business Development Director.

Kevin Robb

Commercial Director

Kevin is the Commercial Director within Global Offshore, primarily responsible for supporting the sales and bids teams to achieve business growth within the oil & gas and subsea power cable installation sectors, and by developing compelling winning solutions as well as ongoing commercial support during project execution.

Kevin has more than 30 years of combined experience in the marine, oil & gas and renewables sectors, within commercial, design/project engineering and operational and project management capacities. Kevin has BSc in Marine Engineering.

Andy Lloyd

Director of Complete Cable Care

As Director of Power Cables, Andy is responsible for the businesses Complete Cable Care solution. Andy joined the Group in 2000, gaining a wealth of experience managing both telecom and power cable related installation and maintenance projects within Global Marine, before moving across to Global Offshore, the Group’s power focused part of the business, in 2017.

Prior to joining the Global Marine Group, Andy worked as a Project Manager with a Subsea Pipeline Installation company where he managed a wide variety of installation projects worth in the region of £600million. Andy holds a B.Eng. (Hons) Marine Systems Technology from the University of Plymouth.

Neil Burns

Neil Burns

Director of Asset Operations & Development

Neil started his career with the Royal Navy and trained as a Marine Engineer serving on Nuclear Submarines, before making the move to the Merchant Navy where he served in a number of companies including Global Marine rising to the rank of Chief Engineer.  Neil came ashore in 2004 as Technical Superintendent, followed by Fleet Manager, Fleet Director and Managing Director across the oil, chemical, offshore and gas industries.

Joel Whitman

EVP Global Marine Group, US

Joel leads Global Offshore’s North American business operations from our US office in Boston, Massachusetts. As an Executive Vice President, Joel brings over 15 years of offshore wind industry knowledge to the table, which has been key to establishing our presence in the developing US offshore market. Joel has worked across a range of different industries during his career, including renewable energy, software, retail, chemical manufacturing, subsea robotics, and telecommunications. Having demonstrated his expertise developing and launching new products and services around the world, his commercial experience further strengthens Global Offshore’s global reach. Joel is a resident of Massachusetts and serves as a board member for The Business Network for Offshore Wind and the US Offshore Wind Collaborative.

Gordon Nicoll

Head of Project Delivery

Gordon is responsible for the safe and successful execution of projects in the Global Offshore business unit. He has a strong background in the oil & gas sector and most recently in the renewable energy sector, with a proven track record in managing a wide range of subsea construction, trenching and OWF development projects.

Gordon has developed strong client-centric skills and retains an agile approach to project management, with over 20 years’ professional experience working in both offshore and onshore management roles. Project management certifications include a graduate certificate in project management (PMI) from Robert Gordons University and APMP accreditation.

Rob Lindsay

Business Development Manager

Rob has more than a decade of experience working within both the oil & gas and offshore renewables industries, building relationships with a variety of customers across these sectors as well as within cable manufacturing. His specialisms lie in subsea cable, umbilical and pipeline burial and protection, including trenching as well as other sea bed preparation techniques. Rob was heavily involved in the development, launch and ongoing utilisation of Global Offshore’s key asset the PLP240.

Before joining Global Offshore in 2018, Rob was part of the tendering department at Subsea 7 i-Tech working on a variety of life of field and drill-rig support tenders, and prior to that, he was with Helix Canyon Offshore, tendering and managing a number of subsea trenching projects across multiple sectors.

Alister Lawson

Assistant Project Manager

Alister has nine years of professional experience in the subsea construction industry. This has involved providing project management & engineering solutions in renewables, power and O&G sectors.

Projects have included export and array cable installation in offshore windfarms (both floating and fixed foundations), replacement of island interconnector cables and an umbilical installation. These works have been undertaken utilising over ten construction vessels and barges.