27 November 2020

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This week, we’ve been celebrating the ongoing efforts across the James Fisher group to support the offshore, onshore, and floating wind sectors as they strive to create a more sustainable net zero future.  

In response to the current state of climate emergency, Boris Johnson – the UK’s Prime Minister – has pledged to invest £160m in wind energy as part of his government’s Green Deal initiative. The investment aims to power all households in the UK with wind energy by 2030 – an aim that calls for the sector to contribute 40GW to the national gridAchieving these tall ambitions will require the UK wind industry to rapidly upscale its capacity over the coming decades, while ensuring it expandsafely and cost-effectively.  

To mark UK Wind Week this year, we’d like to highlight how James Fisher’s group companies are playing an integral role in this industry-wide aimOur teams across the UK are working tirelessly to support major wind projects  throughout all stages of their delivery, driven by the company’s aim to assist with the industry’s swift and sustainable development.  

Here’s a small summary from AIS, EDS HV Group and Strainstall on their contributions to increase economic recovery in the wind industry. 

AIS’ goal is to help the energy industry transition into a more sustainable and greener future through the use of digital tools and data-driven models. Its management solutions are designed to increase efficiencies and help make offshore wind a viable investment for years to come.    

Last month, EDS HV Group revealed they had won a 5-year framework contract with RWE Renewables, focusing primarily on cable fault response, identification and repair work. This not only provides a proactive solution for RWE Renewables’ wind farms, but also allows EDS HV to utilise their expertise to ensure the windfarm’s network availability is maximised, which in turn ensures economic recovery can continue to grow. 

Last year, Strainstall developed and delivered its patented strain ring technology to enable design optimisation and value engineering initiatives for the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm off the south coast of Aberdeen. Implemented by First Subsea onto their platform mooring connectors (PMCs), these provide critical data insights that help to optimise the safety and cost-efficiency of the project's WindFloat platforms.