25 February 2016

James Fisher awarded major contract

Galloper Wind Farm Ltd awards James Fisher offshore services contract for 336MW wind farm.

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher, the Group) today announces that it has been awarded a significant marine services and support contract by Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL) during the construction of the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, located some 27km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

The contract, worth in excess of £25 million, means that James Fisher will be responsible for providing key elements of marine services and support to the Galloper team during the construction phase of the wind farm including; construction site set-up, marine co-ordination, OWMS™ marine management system, crew transfer vessels, vessel refuelling and emergency response services. The contract also includes provision of ad-hoc support arrangements for diving services, operation of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and unexploded ordnance (UXO) identification and disposal.

The offshore construction phase of the project is scheduled to commence in June 2016 and to complete in late 2017.  The wind farm will commence operation in March 2018.

Commenting on the award, Galloper project director Toby Edmonds said:

“We are very pleased to be working with James Fisher as our offshore services contractor (OSC), a key partner to integrate a broad range of marine services for this important development. James Fisher, as a UK based service supplier, is well placed to meet these demands.”

Nick Henry, CEO of James Fisher and Sons plc commented:

"We’re delighted to be working with Galloper Wind Farm Limited on this exciting and challenging project. The contract entails bringing together a range of services from across our group and utilises the experience and investments made in recent years in offshore renewables. We are committed to being part of driving operational efficiencies and reducing contractual risk through the integration of these services.”

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