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JFMS, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announces the launch of an operational base, in Port of Grimsby East, to support construction and O&M activities within the growing offshore wind sector. Port of Grimsby East was chosen due to the significant investment made in the area in recent years and the growing presence […]
James Fisher – the UK’s marine services provider, announces the formation of a new venture with Aberdeen based company KDM Marine – James Fisher Mass Flow Excavation – to jointly offer their market-leading subsea excavation capability and resources to the offshore industry in a single entity. JFMFE combines the specialist subsea excavation, de-burial and trenching […]
James Fisher Marine Services Ltd, part of James Fisher and Sons plc – the UK’s leading marine services provider, today announces the signing of an exclusive market entry agreement with Canadian company ExtremeOcean Innovation Inc. (EOI), the designers of the TranSPAR craft. The arrangement will last for twelve months, with the option of a further twelve-month extension. […]
James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc - the UK’s marine services provider, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Mammoet Salvage B.V, a division of Mammoet. This provides an opportunity for combined capability and expertise, providing enhanced customer-driven service in the marine salvage and decommissioning markets […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Supacat today announced the purchase of the first of type Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV 24). The investment in the SMV 24 vessel marks JFMS’s continued commitment to provide innovative solutions to clients that require high assurance when operating in the marine environments. The SMV 24 vessel establishes a […]
CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is expanding its services in the operations and maintenance phase of offshore wind farms. The company, which has supported the construction of close to 20 offshore wind farms over the last four years, has announced the appointment of Tim Smith as Sales Manager. Mr […]
James Fisher and Sons plc ("James Fisher") today announces the sale to Hadley Shipping (Ro-Ro) Limited of its 25% shareholding in Foreland Holdings Limited ("Foreland") for an initial consideration of £11.4m with potential additional consideration on the sale of two vessels owned by Foreland. Foreland was established in 2001 as a Private Finance Initiative to […]
The OE2012 conference which runs parallel to the Offshore Energy exhibition on 23 & 24 October in the Amsterdam RAI features an international faculty of expert speakers. They will offer perspectives on new North Sea oil and gas discoveries, challenging hydrocarbons and future offshore vessel concepts. The sessions on renewable energy will address the challenges […]
As the UK pursues its ambition to achieve 15% of electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020, the planned increased in generation from off-shore wind, wave and tidal devices in the marine environment presents increasing technical challenges in terms of distance to shore, water-depth, local sea. In response to these challenges Strainstall, a member of […]
Rotos 360, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed a GBP 3.5 million offshore wind turbine blade repair contract.
James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is providing equipment and personnel to VBMS for several concurrent offshore wind projects.
EDS HV Group has completed its scope of work at Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen offshore wind farm.
UK-based EDS HV Group has been appointed to act on behalf of Vattenfall at the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind project in Denmark as high voltage (HV) consultants.
Can it reduce the cost of wind turbine operations and maintenance? The United Kingdom is leading in offshore wind. In 2014, four per cent of the UK electricity usage was generated by 22 wind farms. However, offshore wind is more expensive to generate than many alternative renewable sources and a target has been set of achieving a 30-40 per cent reduction in costs by 2023.
The first crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Severn Provider, departed from the Galloper Offshore Construction Base in Lowestoft on 19 December. The Damen Twin Axe CTV’s departure was part of the preparation ahead of offshore foundation work starting at the 336MW wind farm being built off the coast of Suffolk. CTV’s will become a regular sight […]
Strainstall, a monitoring solutions developer and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract to provide mooring monitoring for the 30MW Hywind pilot park – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm being developed by Statoil off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland. The site will consist of five, 6MW floating turbines, with […]
Vattenfall has ordered a full Mermaid system license for the strategic planning of its offshore wind farm operations from James Fisher Marine Services, part of James Fisher and Sons plc. Mermaid provides increased understanding of the impact of weather and tidal forces on a project's schedule to companies involved in marine operations, JFMS said. By simulating marine […]
A wind farm construction project should be meticulously planned involving, as near as possible, the complete supply chain from the very start if the execution is to be as successful as possible. On top of the large Tier 1 organisations involved, delivery of a project often involves a significant number of small to medium sized companies each with their […]
Lowestoft will feel the imminent impact of real jobs for the area from more than £4 billion being invested in the development of two offshore wind farms through its port, Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at Lowestoft renewables hub OrbisEnergy said. Activity in the port will start “very soon” with long and short-term job creation […]
Mojo Maritime has added a new feature to its marine operations planning and weather risk analysis tool, Mermaid, allowing it to address technical breakdown on marine operations. Mojo Maritime, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons, says that Mermaid now allows the modelling of the breakdown of critical components and their repair process, in a predictable and deterministic […]
Mojo Maritime, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has launched its marine operations planning and risk optimisation system, Mermaid. Mermaid (Marine Economic Risk Management Aid) gives companies involved in marine operations increased understanding of the impact of weather and tidal forces on a project’s schedule. By accurately simulating marine operations against historical weather and tidal […]
Osiris, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has taken delivery of its new Bauer Enriched Air Nitrox diving system for projects in the global offshore renewable and oil and gas industries. The IMCA compliant system offers a safe and cost-effective solution by enabling longer dive times with a potential reduction in the required number of […]
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed the world’s first Intelligent Fender System (IFS) trial with energy companies SSE and RWE at their Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. The Intelligent Fender System is an in-house developed technology which provides accurate and recordable data to improve safety and increase operational efficiency for vessels and offshore wind […]
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been selected to provide a complex monitoring package to support the prototype testing of WaveSub™, a wave power harnessing device from Marine Power Systems (MPS). Phase one of the monitoring solution will apply Strainstall’s complex data acquisition system and expertise in data processing and analytics. The […]
Osiris, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a long-term project started in spring 2014, carrying out a wide-range of services with cross-trained personnel on the 219MW wind farm, Humber Gateway, based 8km off the Holderness coast in East Yorkshire. The company provided a Cougar-XT ROV to conduct seabed inspection work and transition […]
Osiris Marine Services, a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed the world's first commercial Nitrox diver training at The Underwater Centre, Fort William. As the first commercial diving company to undertake this course, Osiris continues to demonstrate its commitment to health and safety. The course, written by The Underwater Centre with consultant […]