James Fisher Marine Services’ offshore operations commence at Galloper 

JFMS on hand at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm as main construction begins. 

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of the UK’s leading marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc, has seen its offshore operations at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) commence with the attendance of a three man emergency response team, in support of the foundation installation works starting at the site.

The emergency response team (ERT) and the CTV “Severn Provider” will provide emergency medical treatment and rescue assistance in the event of an incident.  The Severn Provider will also be aiding the on-site teams by transporting cargo and personnel to and from the offshore construction base, helping ensure the generator maintenance and refuelling is undertaken safely and efficiently.

Galloper Project Director, Toby Edmonds said:

“JFMS has supported us in numerous aspects of the offshore construction site preparation and will continue to do so until the wind farm commences operation in 2018. We have built a great relationship based upon expertise, professionalism and safety – long may it continue.”

The wind farm, located 27 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, will provide enough energy for up to 336,000 homes once operational.  JFMS is supporting various aspects of construction, with the company responsible for providing services including the Offshore Construction Coordination Base set-up in Lowestoft, quayside co-ordination, marine co-ordination, marine management systems, vessel refuelling, emergency response teams, subsea services, guard vessel and CTVs.  In order to avoid peak road traffic times, the CTV daily trips will be planned in advance with the Port of Lowestoft.

David Smail, project lead at JFMS said of the latest advances at Galloper:

 “2017 will be a very busy year for the Galloper project, particularly offshore, as the turbine foundation installation continues, array cable work commences, and the installation of the 6MW Siemens turbines gets underway.  The JFMS team is delighted to be involved in this great project and we have ramped up our operations, personnel and locations in response – here’s to an exciting few months!”