James Fisher Subtech busy with fifth ‘major’ contract with BP
James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech) is carrying out its fifth “major” contract with BP and foreshore terminal underwater inspection services at the oil & gas major’s import terminal in the South East of England.
The targeted condition survey constitutes phase one of the maintenance project, completed in March, ahead of later repair and routine maintenance works.
“Everything we do at BP relies upon the safety of our workforce and that of our third-party suppliers. The three-week project to undertake the inspection of the below the waterline structure was conducted safely and on time, with zero incidents or accidents,” BP stated.
The contract uses JF Subtech’s diving team and International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) compliant diving daughter craft Calmar.
JF Subtech is due to complete phase two of similar works at the terminal later in the year.
The phased project is being led by the company’s Lowestoft-based project management, diving and logistics teams.
“This is the fifth targeted condition survey we’ve conducted for BP, having also provided a similar scope at the import terminal in 2017,” said Gregg Powell, civils diving sales manager at JF Subtech.
“The regular inspection of the terminal’s marine structure is vital to ensure the longevity and safe operation of the site and we’re delighted to be their preferred diving service provider for these works.”
This announcement is said to follow JF Subtech’s recent contract win with EDF to undertake diving works at its Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station based in Suffolk.