The Global Marine Group (GMG) received Offshore Support Journal’s (OSJ) ‘Shipowner of the Year 2018’ award at OSJ’s annual awards ceremony, held earlier this month in London. A record 8,300 online votes were cast across the ten categories, in the eighth year of the industry awards.
The OSJ Shipowner of the Year category recognises a company which above all others demonstrates excellence in the operation of its vessels and has, in the past year, demonstrated an exemplary record of achievement in at least one of the following categories: business development and growth of safety, quality, efficiency or environmental sustainability.
“To be recognised by our industry peers in this category is a real tribute to the entire team here at Global Marine Group,” said Ian Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of Global Marine Group. “This achievement emphasises our fleet’s exemplary track record of successfully executing projects around the world, and across multiple sectors.
GMG’s cable ships have installed over 300,000 kilometres of fibre optic cable, and today, the Company operates in three of the world’s six telecommunications maintenance zones, and has completed 33 percent of global fibre optic cable repairs. Collaboratively GMG has installed 387 inter-array cables and 421 cable pull-ins across 40 European offshore wind farms, a statment issued by the company revealed.
Douglas added, “Last year we introduced our third business unit, Global Offshore, into the Group and added the Global Symphony to our fleet to support our trenching and power cable laying capabilities. Our crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleet has conducted operations at all of the UK’s offshore wind farms, and in January this year, we announced a joint venture in Taiwan, where our expertise will support the exponential growth of this Asian market.”
In January this year, the offshore major was the runner-up in ‘Lifetime Innovation Award’ category at Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Conference. GMG was recognised by PTC for its contribution to Universal Joint (UJ) and Universal Quick Joint (UQJ) technological developments.
Sea News, February 15