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James Fisher signs marine services deal with Balfour Beatty

CTBR Staff Writer Published 12 May 2015

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has signed an agreement with Balfour Beatty to act as marine service partner for its offshore wind farms across the UK.

James Fischer

As per the deal, JFMS will deliver a fully managed service for the supply marine access solutions, support infrastructure and operation and maintenance services of offshore transmission (OFTO) assets.

Balfour Beatty will get assistance from JFMS to complete scheduled and non-scheduled operations and maintenance works.

Technicians of Balfour Beatty have already been transferred to Gwynt y Mor substations at the 576MW offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea utilizing an access vessel and dedicated facilities in the Port of Mostyn.

Balfour Beatty OFTO managing director David Phillips said: "With its significant expertise in the marine environment, extensive range of dedicated assets, skilled resources and responsiveness, James Fisher is best placed to support our support our current and future OFTO asset maintenance programmes."

JFMS managing director Richard Burmeister said: "The contract further enhances our relationship with Balfour Beatty - a multinational infrastructure group - and underscores the growth of the wider Group's position within the marine and offshore energy sectors."

Image: JFMS will provide marine services for offshore wind farms across the UK. Photo: courtesy of James Fisher and Sons plc.