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CWind Supports Centrica Jack Up Operations from Grimsby Hub

Colchester 26 January 2017

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica.  The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore wind capacity for the UK.  All work at LID is conducted through the port of Grimsby where CWind has offices, facilities and CTV berths.  

Centrica required a vessel at short notice and CWind was able to meet this need by deploying a CTV from its large fleet of vessels. CWind also provided local and responsive management and support for the project from the CWind Grimsby office.

Lee Andrews, Managing Director CWind, said, “We were pleased to be able to help Centrica by supplying one of our crew transfer vessels at short notice. This further builds on our productive working relationship with Centrica, and is a clear demonstration of our adaptability to meet customer demands utilising our large fleet of vessels and local presence in Grimsby.”

Jeremy Gilmour, Project Manager, Centrica commented, “We needed quick access to a suitable vessel and with CWind having offices and CTV berths at Grimsby and vessel availability, we were quickly able to arrange this charter.  CWind provided a flexible and responsive service and we look forward to using their services on future charters going forward.”

About CWind

CWind is an Integrated Service Provider (ISP) that supports the wind industry by providing on-demand services, as well as 360° solutions to ensure the success of our clients’ projects.  We’re focused on helping you to achieve your key objectives, and are constantly investing to ensure we have the right tools and plenty of talented people to carry out a wide range of tasks.

CWind has a proven track record of delivering cost-effective solutions.  And we are equiped with everything you’re likely to need, including fuel-efficient and modular vessels, proven project solutions, highly experienced turbine technicians and fully accredited training services.  At CWind, we can deliver stand-alone services and support or packaged services, wherever and whenever needed.  CWind is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Marine Systems Limited.

For further information please contact:
Gail Clark, Head of Marketing
+44 (0) 1245 702180

About Global Marine Systems Limited

Global Marine Systems Limited, an operating subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of engineering and underwater services, responding to the subsea cable installation, maintenance and burial requirements of its customers around the world.  With a fleet of vessels and specialised subsea trenching and burial equipment, the company has a 165-year legacy in deep and shallow water cable operations.
Global Marine’s primary markets include telecommunications, renewable energy and power, oil and gas, as well as deep sea research.  Global Marine holds the RoSPA Order of Distinction in recognition of 17 consecutive years of outstanding occupational health and safety results.  Global Marine has two longstanding joint ventures in China, S.B. Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine Networks, and acquired the offshore renewables specialist CWind in 2016. For more information on Global Marine, please visit our website at www.globalmarinesystems.com

About HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE MKT:HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders.  HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across seven reportable segments, including Manufacturing, Marine Services, Utilities, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Insurance and Other.  HC2’s largest operating subsidiaries include DBM Global Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services, and Global Marine Systems Limited, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services on submarine cables. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York.

For information on HC2 Holdings, Inc., please contact:
Andrew G. Backman – Managing Director – Investor Relations and Public Relations
HC2 Holdings, Inc.

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