Multi-purpose support vessel, Ievoli Ivory, sails in to East Anglian port.

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), has welcomed the state-of-the-art Ievoli Ivory to the Port of Lowestoft.

Ievoli Ivory is in Lowestoft due to a new, significant partnership between JFMS and Next Geosolutions, a joint venture between Marnavi Offshore and Tecno In.

Owned by Italian shipping company, Marnavi SpA, Ievoli Ivory is commonly used for the energy industry’s subsea projects and to service offshore wind farms in particular. At 90m long and 18m wide, built by the notable Selah shipyard in Turkey, the vessel will be a prominent spectacle during its time in dock.

The multi-purpose support vessel will be mobilised with specialist ROV technology and dive spreads which will extend its subsea capability, including the Triton XLX work-class ROV, and other integrated subsea, survey and positioning solutions which are able to cope with the most demanding offshore operations.

Next Geosolutions UKCS Ltd (Next UKCS), is an International marine geoscience and engineering service provider operating within the energy, infrastructure and utilities market, based in the East of England’s innovative energy hub.

Ian Hughes, Managing Director of JFMS subsea division, said:

We’re delighted to form this partnership with Next UKCS and very excited to be working with Next Geosolutions. We’ve already had a huge amount of interest from clients and the Ievoli Ivory will not only increase our capabilities across the subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) field, but also adds to our safety-first ethos.

Perry Balls, Director at Next UKCS, said:

The partnership with James Fisher Marine Services is another example of the local supply chain working together and, in turn, supporting the prosperity of the local community with one of our key Group Assets arriving in the region.


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