24 February 2014

Design assistance for Kawasaki Heavy Industries tidal turbine

James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS) complete design study for Kawasaki Heavy Industries tidal turbine. JFMS, a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed a front end engineering design (FEED) study for the installation, maintenance and decommissioning phases of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal turbine.

In conjunction with key partner Mojo Maritime,  specialist providers of marine project management support to marine renewable energy sector, the study lasted three months and produced a detailed analysis of all associated phases to enable KHI to address key factors with regards to development of a tidal turbine and subsequent offshore testing.

Representing a significant project for JFMS, the study drew upon the combined experience and expertise of the James Fisher group and Mojo Maritime’s in the marine environment.

“James Fisher is delighted to have been chosen to deliver this FEED study for KHI and to have worked alongside our key partner Mojo Maritime,” commented Martin Dronfield, business development director for James Fisher Marine Services. “The delivery of this FEED study demonstrates just how far the James Fisher group of companies has come in developing its integrated project solutions offering to the marine renewable energy market, and clearly shows the depth of capability and experience within the group and through its partners in the supply chain.”

“We were highly pleased with the opportunity to participate in this project, allowing us to share our expertise with JFMS and supporting KHI in their tidal energy aspirations. The successful completion of this study emphasizes the UK’s excellence in Marine Renewable Energy” Richard Parkinson – managing director Mojo Maritime.