James Fisher has secured a GBP 25 million worth marine services contract to support the construction phase of the Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of East Anglia. James Fisher expects to be involved with the Galloper project for around two years.
A significant proportion of the large work scope will be delivered in-house, with group companies offering a range of services both onshore and offshore including marine services, setting up an onshore construction support base and vessel and personnel supply. The team has already started work on offshore communications surveys ahead of installing UHV, VHF satellite and wireless communication systems for the project, as well as early planning works for the onshore base. The new base will be set-up to include temperature-controlled warehousing as well as mooring and fuelling facilities for 16 crew transfer vessels. The James Fisher team will also be providing a host of other onshore services such as communications, waste facilities, canteens, general amenities, refreshment stations such as showers and maintenance facilities to support the project.