James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has secured a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and boulder clearance at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
JFMS is in charge of investigating and clearing locations at the 145km2 offshore site where earlier surveys have identified potential obstructions to construction.
The works, set to begin in spring, will utilize several vessels and crews together with a number of east coast ports including Grimsby likely to be involved.
The contract announcement follows JFMS’ expansion into new facilities in Grimsby, said to be due to the increasing number of offshore contracts.
“We are delighted to support innogy with these essential offshore construction services at Triton Knoll, and proud to be part of this major wind farm infrastructure investment,” said Fergus Graham, Executive Director at James Fisher.
“Both our latest expansion in Grimsby and the award from Triton Knoll represent James Fisher’s commitment to the renewables industry, to forging valuable long term partnerships, and constantly building our capability to support our customers.”
According to innogy, this contract is critical to the safe and efficient installation of the turbines, offshore substations and inter-array and export cables that make up the 860MW wind farm.
Triton Knoll will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines located more than 32km offshore Lincolnshire. The project is scheduled for commissioning in 2021.