James Fisher Secures Galloper OWF Gig

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James Fisher has been awarded marine services and support contract by Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL) during the construction of the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, located some 27km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

The contract, worth in excess of £25M, will see James Fisher provide marine services and support to the Galloper team during the construction phase of the wind farm including; 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 of the project is scheduled to start in June 2016 and to complete in late 2017.

Galloper project director Toby Edmonds, said: “We are very pleased to be working with James Fisher as our Offshore Services Contractor (OSC), a key partner to integrate a broad range of marine services for this important development. James Fisher, as a UK based service supplier, is well placed to meet these demands.”

Nick Henry, CEO of James Fisher and Sons, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Galloper Wind Farm Limited on this exciting and challenging project. The contract entails bringing together a range of services from across our group and utilises the experience and investments made in recent years in offshore renewables. We are committed to being part of driving operational efficiencies and reducing contractual risk through the integration of these services.”

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