UK marine and energy service firm James Fisher and Sons has announced the award of contracts worth about £30 million for work in the offshore renewables sector.
Work continues on the East Anglia One wind farm and James Fisher has been chosen to detect and clear any unexploded ordinance and boulders.
The Cumbria-headquartered firm will also help decommission the measurement tower, in addition to providing on-going construction support services and marine co-ordination and communications services for the project.
On the Moray East, James Fisher has been awarded a contract for marine coordination and communication.
Meanwhile, its work on site preparations continues at Innogy’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm with a new contract for unexploded ordinance work and boulder clearance.
James Fisher has also been awarded an initial contract in Taiwan for unexploded ordinance and survey work and structural monitoring, as well as consultancy work for its high voltage engineering specialist business, EDS.
EDS won a 15-year operations and maintenance contract for offshore transmission (OFTO) assets at Greater Gabbard in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Meanwhile, James Fisher’s tankships division has purchased the Raleigh Fisher, a 35kT tanker, for £9m, on award of a five-year contract from the Ministry of Defence to support the Royal Navy’s fuelling requirements.
Nick Henry, chief executive of James Fisher, said: “Our continued success in renewables is testament to the group’s expertise, and the investment we have made in the sector in recent years.
“We are committed to being part of driving operational efficiencies in the renewables industry and continue to see significant opportunities for James Fisher.
“The investment in the Raleigh Fisher further develops the services provided to the Ministry of Defence and the recent contract win represents a significant award for our tankships division.”