James Fisher & Sons wins contract to support construction of Galloper windfarm off coast of Suffolk

A James Fisher & Sons support vessel.

A James Fisher & Sons support vessel. - Credit: Archant

Marine services giant James Fisher & Sons has won a £25million contract to support construction work on the Galloper windfarm off the coast of Suffolk, which is due to start in June.

James Fisher will help with construction site set up, marine co-ordination, crew transfer, vessel refuelling and emergency response services.

The location of the new windfarm is 17 miles off the coast of Suffolk, close to the existing Greater Gabbard windfarm near Felixstowe.

Nick Henry, chief executive of James Fisher & Sons said: “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.”

Galloper project director Toby Edmonds said: “We are very pleased to be working with James Fisher as our offshore services contractor, a key partner to integrate a broad range of marine services for this important development.”

James Fisher & Sons is based in London and has bases in more than a dozen countries world-wide. Its UK operations include Norfolk-based Fendercare, a member of the EADT/EDP Top 100 listing of the largest companies in Suffolk and Norfolk.