James Fisher and Sons plc has been awarded a contract by Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL) for the 336MW offshore wind farm, located some 27km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.
Under the contract, worth in excess of £25 million, James Fisher will be responsible for marine services and support during the construction phase of the Galloper offshore wind farm.
The company will provide construction site set-up, marine co-ordination, OWMS™ marine management system, crew transfer vessels, vessel refueling and emergency response services. The contract also includes provision of ad-hoc support arrangements for diving services, operation of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and unexploded ordnance (UXO) identification and disposal.
The offshore construction phase is scheduled to start in June 2016 and is expected to be completed in late 2017.
The Galloper offshore wind farm will commence operation in March 2018.