16 May 2019

JFMS awarded marine coordination and communications contract on Moray East. 

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) to deliver marine coordination, providing the infrastructure to orchestrate all offshore operations during the construction of the 950MW Moray East offshore windfarm.

JFMS will provide Moray East, being built 22km off the coast of Scotland, with its leading offshore wind management system (OWMS)® to deliver real-time data from various sources, together with the state-of-the-art digital trunked radio system, Wavecom® developed by its strategic partner Fern Communications.

Marcel Sunier, project director for Moray East, said:

“This contract announcement marks an important milestone in the delivery of Moray East.  Offshore wind projects are a complex choreography of many different disciplines and activities; therefore, communication and co-ordination are vital to safety and ultimately project success, and we look forward, with confidence, to working with James Fisher Marine Services.”

Considered the renewable industry’s most reliable marine coordination system, OWMS® will support Moray East over the entire construction period. All these activities will be managed from a local control room located in Fraserburgh and include personnel tracking, vessel coordination and weather; all tracked through the system’s single, simple interface.

Martin Dronfield, director, strategy and business development at JFMS, said:

“We’re delighted that Moray East has awarded us this contract. We know first-hand the benefits OWMS® and Wavecom® can bring to offshore wind farms, previously adopted at Galloper and currently live on Rampion, Humber Gateway and East Anglia ONE.

“We’re very much looking forward to working closely with the team at Moray East, supporting them to significantly improve the project’s offshore efficiency, and strengthening the local supply chain.”

Designed to give full radio coverage to offshore renewable sites with the flexibility to interconnect with other radio systems, Wavecom® provides coverage wherever needed.

Service delivery will continue until towards the end of 2021 when the developer plans to have all 100 wind turbines commissioned