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New Office Creates 50 Teesside Jobs

05 July 2012

A subsea engineering company has brought 50 new jobs to the North-East after opening a Teesside office.

Global Marine Energy, the largest independent provider of subsea power cable installation and maintenance, have the newest addition to its fleet, Cable Enterprise, berthed next to Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium at Middlehaven docks, and have opened a nearby office.

Increased demand for offshore cable installations has seen the company move into the area, which has become a hub for offshore and subsea engineering after the port was revitalised under the Middlehaven regeneration scheme.

The Tees Valley now boasts a number of subsea and offshore wind engineering companies, including DeepOcean in Darlington and Middlesbrough, which was formerly called CTC Marine; Stockton-based Francis Brown Limited; JDR Cables in Hartlepool; and Darlington's Modus.

Mark Leggett, Global Marine's chief executive, said: "The industry is growing, and us along with it.

"We are proud of our position as the largest installer of offshore power cables in the UK and are pleased to be able to open up our new Middlesbrough office in close proximity to many of our partners, suppliers and projects in the North Sea."

Gabe Ruhan, chief executive of Global Marine Group, the parent company of Global Marine Energy, said: "We see this office as complementary to our other UK facilities.

"Energy is a major growth opportunity for our business both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world. We are happy to be setting up shop in Middlesbrough and look forward to many years of industry growth nearby in the North Sea."