James Fisher Renewables, a technical and operations solutions provider to the offshore renewables industry, has won three new multi-million pound contracts supplying specialist operations and maintenance (O&M) services to support informed decision-making for offshore transmission asset owners at Thanet, Gwynt-y-Môr, and Humber.
The contracts will be performed by JF Renewables’ high voltage business EDS HV Group (EDS) for BBEC (Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium), investors and long-term fund managers of core infrastructure assets.
“The combination of EDS and JF Renewables enables us to offer a much broader suite of services bolstered by our multi-skilled team,” said Wayne Mulhall, JF Renewables managing director. “Paired with the introduction of remote technology, such as condition monitoring tools that offset in-person requirements, we can operate leaner without compromising on safety or cost. This win represents the next step in our journey to being a complete end-to-end O&M service provider, and we are excited to be continuing our relationship with Equitix, through this contract with BBEC.”
Transmission infrastructure owners can find that unaddressed underlying problems can often result in an unplanned outage that reduces transmission capacity necessitating an emergency response at short notice with commercial consequences. EDS’ unique approach allows it to focus the annual operating charge and focus on critical assets that require attention, allowing it to flex in-line with the natural deterioration that occurs in all assets over time.
The agreement will see EDS provide enhanced O&M services for the offshore assets, ensuring safety of the system in-line with HV safety rules and the maintenance of HV transmission assets, alongside the integration of provisions for heating and ventilation systems, fire suppression, lifesaving equipment, and corrosion inspections. Building on its honest, transparent maintenance philosophy, this partnership represents the next step toward full turnkey O&M solutions, delivered to fortify the safe and sustainable growth of the offshore wind industry.
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