James Fisher scores triple substation contract from Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 05/01/2022 JF Renewables
James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) has won three multi-million pound 13-15-year contracts for operations and maintenance (O&M) services to support offshore transmission asset owners (OFTOs) at Thanet, Gwynt-y-Môr and Humber.

The contracts will be executed by JF Renewables’ specialist high voltage business EDS HV Group (EDS) for BBEC (Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium).

The agreement will see EDS provide 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.

Jonathan Ball, head of OFTO projects at EDS, said: “Our flexible approach to contract maintenance, combined with our expertise in delivering on complex projects, is what sets us apart when it comes to our maintenance philosophy, and we are thrilled to be able to continue rolling this out with BBEC.”

Wayne Mulhall, managing director at JF Renewables, said: “The combination of EDS and JF Renewables enables us to offer a much broader suite of services bolstered by our multi-skilled team. 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.”

This follows a 15-year contract award in 2019 to provide operations and maintenance services on OFTO assets at the
Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm.

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