Briggs Marine awarded place on SSEN framework

Briggs Marine will carry out the replacement and maintenance of subsea cable assets that provide power to islands and rural communities, from Shetland to the Isle of Wight.

Briggs Marine awarded place on SSEN framework

The company has been awarded a place on a six-year framework with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) which will run from August 2017 to 2023.

It will see Briggs support over 100 submarine electricity cables. The firm will provide survey, inspection, repair, removal and installation services for SSEN’s submarine electricity cable assets. The work will allow Briggs to further expand its subsea cables specialist workforce based in Burntisland, Fife, and complements a series of frameworks already held with other major cable owners.

Craig English, director of subsea services at Briggs Marine, said: “We are delighted to be awarded a place on this framework agreement with SSEN, which continues a long and successful history of working together. The previous maintenance framework has been held by Briggs for more than 10 years, so it is hugely encouraging that we have been selected to provide services once again.

“During the period of this framework, SSEN plans to replace more than 20% of the network. This is a major investment, and so our team is focused on preparations for the busy, challenging workload ahead.”


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