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Power Cable Storage

Purpose built facilities to protect the most valuable of assets

Global Offshore has the ability to store and manage power cable for owners and operators requiring a strategically placed location to home their cable assets on both the South Coast in Portland or in the North East in Blyth.

The facilities are manned by qualified personnel and experienced cable engineers who handle the precious cable with care and are on hand to monitor on-going cable conditions and the wider environment, ensuring assets are well maintained for future use.

Our Portland facility also completes cable testing as customers require, offering assurance to owners ahead of retrieving the cable from storage for use on installation and maintenance operations.

Our purpose-built secured storage facility in Portland offers the ideal environment for the long-term protection of these valuable assets, in particular from Ultra Violet (UV) degradation and large temperature fluctuations, both key criteria for helping to ensure future trouble-free deployment.

The facility has been part of the Global Marine Group and providing fibre optic cable storage for almost 20 years, and in addition to the new power cable carousels, contains 33 telecoms cable tanks, with a total capacity of 8,750 m3. Using our vast knowledge and expertise, the site currently stores 2,000km of telecoms cable for a multitude of customers, along with over 3,500 universal joint kits and associated equipment including repeaters, equalisers and branching units.

The site was built to specification and is geared to mobilise with ease between power and fibre optic cabling. The 2,000 tonne cable carousel is equipped with a 10 tonne tensioner and works alongside a 15 tonne quayside tensioner to ensure effective cable handling from vessel to shore, and back.

Portland Port is able to welcome a wide variety of vessels in its deep waters and large dock estate. Berthing right alongside the covered cable storage facility ensures cable handling can be kept to a minimum, reducing any risk of damage through movement and extending the lifespan of the assets.

OUR KEY CAPABILITIES:

  • Long term cable storage options
  • Strategically placed, accessible location on the South coast of the UK
  • Years of experience in cable storage
  • Purpose-built facility
  • Qualified and experienced cable engineers handling cable
  • 2,000 tonne cable carousel with 10 tonne tensioner
  • Protection from UV degradation and temperature fluctuations

Our Latest News:

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Posted: 21/09/2020

Global Marine Group Launches OceanIQ Consultancy Business – utilising rich subsea data

Global Marine Group (GMG) a leading provider of subsea cable installation...

Posted: 18/08/2020

SEA-KIT USV successfully completes 22 days of offshore operations in the Atlantic Ocean

We’re pleased to share this exciting press release from SEA-KIT celebrating...

Posted: 14/07/2020

Group Annual Awards 2020

We recently celebrated our annual awards to recognise some of the...

Posted: 10/07/2020

Work commences on SSEN’s Pentland Firth East cable replacement project

Global Offshore is pleased to share Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ latest press...

Posted: 02/07/2020

Continuing to improve throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – Normand Clipper upgrade and mobilisation

In February this year we announced the addition of the Normand...

Posted: 24/06/2020

Testing a new asset in difficult seabed as well as difficult economic conditions

Initial trials and testing of any brand new, large-scale asset naturally...

Posted: 10/06/2020

Global Offshore Proves New Pre-Lay Plough Technology on its First Project with Vattenfall

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Posted: 08/06/2020

OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind is possible by 2050, and will be key for green recovery

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) is an initiative led...

Posted: 26/05/2020

Inspiring a future seafarer

Our vessel, the Global Symphony, has been alongside in Blyth for...

Posted: 20/05/2020

Adapting to ensure a continuation of service during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses and individuals globally, like everyone,...

Posted: 14/05/2020

Keeping the Power on in a Crisis

This is an excerpt of a longer in-depth article featured on...

Posted: 08/04/2020

Vattenfall’s Monthly Safety Honour

We’re really proud of our team onboard the Global Symphony, who...

Posted: 24/03/2020

Adapting to ensure a continuation of service: Our response to COVID-19

In light of recent developments and UK Government guidelines, we wanted...

Posted: 23/03/2020

Global Offshore to Provide Complete Cable Care Service to Three More UK OFTOs Under Five Year Framework

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 09/03/2020

Global Offshore Announces Contract to Install Cable at the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 02/03/2020

J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Global Marine Group

Global Marine Group (“GMG” or the “Company”), a leading provider of...

Posted: 25/02/2020

Global Offshore Announces New Addition to its Cable Installation Fleet

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 13/01/2020

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launches to Accelerate Global Offshore Wind Capacity

An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to...

Posted: 18/12/2019

Renewable energy’s rising stars win seats on RenewableUK’s new Shadow Board

Global Offshore is pleased to share RenewableUK’s latest press release regarding the appointment...

Posted: 19/11/2019

PLP240 – Taking the next steps in cable laying

Global Offshore’s new Pre-lay Plough gives unrivalled single pass capability to...

Posted: 18/10/2019

RewewableUK Offshore Wind Cable Project Intelligence Report

Our Director of Power Cables, Andrew Lloyd, features as part of...

Posted: 30/09/2019

Global Offshore to support the installation of critically important infrastructure across the Pentland Firth

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 15/07/2019

Global Marine Group to Ride 500km for corporate charities the JST and the Ninos Pag-Asa Orphanage

Next week, a team of 26 amateur and enthusiastic riders from...

Posted: 25/06/2019

Global Marine Group to Safeguard Ørsted’s UK Power Cables Under the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement

Global Marine Group (GMG), supported by its business units Global Marine,...

Posted: 24/06/2019

Global Marine Group launches unrivalled Subsea Pre-lay Plough the PLP240

Global Marine Group (GMG), has worked in close collaboration with offshore technology...

Posted: 21/03/2019

Global Marine Group’s Global Offshore to use new plough technology at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak site

Chelmsford, Thursday 21 March 2019. Global Marine Group’s Global Offshore division,...

Posted: 08/03/2019

Meet some of our inspirational ladies on International Women’s Day

In 2019, the focus of International Women’s Day is about balance....

Posted: 28/02/2019

Osbit to deliver next generation Subsea Plough to Global Marine Group

Osbit Limited, the offshore technology and engineering company, has secured a...

Posted: 29/01/2019

Rovco and Global Marine Group Enter Invested Partnership

Subsea technology company, Rovco has formed an invested partnership with Global...

Posted: 08/11/2018

Global Offshore successfully installs export cable at Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 05/11/2018

Feature: RenewableUK array & export cables project intelligence report

Our Director of Power Cables, Andrew Lloyd, features as part of...

Posted: 15/10/2018

ASV Pioneer sails for her maiden project

A couple of weeks ago, the ASV Pioneer, part of our...

Posted: 24/09/2018

Global Offshore to provide fast-response cable repair to Vattenfall’s European portfolio

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching...

Posted: 20/09/2018

Global Offshore delivers back-to-back projects in the North Sea for major oil and gas customers

Global Offshore, a leading provider of trenching and power cable laying...

Posted: 01/08/2018

Global Marine Group handed RoSPA Order of Distinction (19 consecutive Golds) Award for health and safety practices

Global Marine Group has been issued a prestigious award in recognition...

Posted: 31/07/2018

GLOBAL MARINE GROUP STRENGTHENS BOARD WITH APPOINTMENT OF THREE DIRECTORS

Global Marine Systems Limited (GMSL) trading as the Global Marine Group...

Posted: 24/07/2018

Nurturing the next generation of engineers

For the last couple of weeks, Megan, an A level student...

Posted: 05/07/2018

Global Marine Group to Ride 350km for corporate charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust

Next week, a team of amateur and enthusiastic riders from Global...

Posted: 04/07/2018

Celebrating the successes of our people

At the end of June we held our Annual Awards Evening...

Posted: 03/05/2018

CEO Today Magazine Announce Ian Douglas as a European Award Winner 2018

Ian Douglas Wins CEO Today Magazine European Awards CWind, part of...

Posted: 12/04/2018

Contract Awarded for Sub Sea Cable Replacement in Orkney Isles

Global Offshore is pleased to share Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ latest press...

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Posted: 14/02/2018

Global Marine Group presented prestigious Shipowner of the Year Award by Offshore Support Journal

The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering...

Global Marine Group: Global Offshore
Posted: 20/12/2017

Global Marine Group announces new business unit ‘Global Offshore’ to serve the oil & gas sector

The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering...

Global Marine Group acquires Furgo trenching
Posted: 01/12/2017

Global Marine Group completes acquisition of Fugro’s trenching and cable lay business

Acquisition Further Positions Global Marine Group for Significant Offshore Power Market...

GMG: launches new safety management system
Posted: 07/11/2017

Global Marine Group launches new Safety Management System

Global Marine Group (GMG) has launched a new Safety, Security and...

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: 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: 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...