Chelmsford, 30 September 2019. Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching
services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, will be working with Scottish and Southern
Electricity Networks (SSEN) on their Pentland Firth East power cable installation project.

The Pentland Firth is a strait separating the Orkney Islands from Caithness in the north of Scotland. The new
35km, 33kV power cable will connect mainland Scotland to Hoy, the second largest of the Orkney Isles,
replacing one of two existing cables serving the islands, which has been in operation for more than 30 years.
Initial works will be completed before the end of the year and include route survey, data collection and studies
which will form part of the marine licence application for the cable installation. Following on from the
preparatory works, Global Offshore anticipate cable installation utilising the Global Symphony will be
undertaken in early spring next year.

Mike Daniel, Managing Director of Global Offshore said, “We’re pleased to be extending our working
relationship with SSEN for this prestigious installation project, which is a critical piece of the overall power
infrastructure network in Scotland. From our base in Aberdeen, our experienced project engineers and vessel
crews will be working closely with the team at SSEN to seamlessly execute yet another vital project.”

John Buchan, Head of Subsea Cable Projects at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks commented, “SSEN
operates and maintains the electricity network that serves over 3.8 million homes and businesses across
northern Scotland, the Highlands & Islands, and central southern England. Having successfully worked
together with Global Offshore on a range of power cable replacement projects over the last 18 months as part
of a wider framework agreement, we’re confident that together we can deliver this project to enhance the
service that we provide to our customers across these remote regions.”

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