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Galloper wind farm project

Delivering practical project management strategies and cost-effective solutions for the Galloper offshore wind farm.

Adept at delivering complex, multi-scope projects, as a single-interface service provider, James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) is utilising its substantial offshore renewables experience to provide Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL) with integrated marine services covering design, engineering and project management.

Showcasing its range of services and backed by the wider group's expert marine capabilities, JFMS is providing construction site set-up, marine coordination, crew transfer vessels, vessel refuelling and emergency response services for the 336 MW wind farm located 27km off the coast of Suffolk, UK. As part of the largest marine service provider in the UK, JFMS is also able to offer diving and ROV services and UXO disposal and identification when required. 

The Galloper project began in June 2016 and is due for completion late 2017, with wind farm operations commencing March 2018. For an introductory overview of the Galloper offshore wind farm project please visit Galloper Wind Farm.

JFMS is driven to deliver an innovative and commercially robust solution for the Galloper wind farm project, and is confident it can offer the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive range of marine services available through single-source provider; capabilities supported by wider group resources
  • Guaranteed efficiency - proven track record for on-time and on-budget project delivery built on 168 years of experience 
  • Cost effective; no 'margin-on-margin' costs as JFMS utilises internal capabilities rather than external suppliers
  • Dependability - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited and Achilles verification score of 96%
  • Reduced contractual risk with single provider
  • Experienced personnel with extensive knowledge of establishing and operating port facilities
  • Flexibility of choice; vessels supplied through outright purchase or charter agreements
  • Strategic local and university partnerships help realise UK content goals for renewables sector, resulting in more jobs and investment for local communities
  • Academic development facilitated through engineering prizes and scholarships 
  • Innovative Offshore Wind Management System (OWMS)™ provides accurate data to plan, review and monitor key assets
  • Advanced weather forecasting service enables improved operational decisions, negating wasted wind farm transits and offering cost-reductions

JFMS ensures that every aspect of project delivery is underpinned by robust health and safety processes and high quality management methodology. It has a fully functional health and safety management system which is accredited to internationally recognised standards.

For more information on our certifications please click on the links below:

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Committed to local content, JFMS has developed a clear performance model to create a sustainable work flow of personnel and support that enables GWFL to successfully recruit from the local area. This is particularly important given the UK government's current strategy for driving large-scale investment through the development of the UK's offshore wind industry, aiming to match the 70% capital expenditure rate through UK based-suppliers achieved by the North Sea oil and gas industry.   

Focused on supporting advancements in renewable energy, James Fisher commissioned a report by the University of East Anglia (UEA) to determine whether 'big data' could provide the answer to significantly reducing wind turbine operational and maintenance costs. To find out more, please register for the UEA's 'Big Data' report.

To read more about JFMS's involvement in the Galloper offshore wind farm project, please click on a link below:

Title Date Document type
Racing ahead with Galloper 14 April 2016 Pelican newsletter article
Galloper awards JFMS offshore services contract 25 February 2016 Press release