James Fisher opens offshore base

Marine services company James Fisher has opened an operational base in the Port of Grimsby to support the growing offshore wind sector off the east coast of England.

The base in the Port of Grimsby East will support the construction, operation and maintenance activities of the offshore wind sector.

It was chosen due to the growing presence of renewable energy companies which see the region as an attractive location from which to service their wind farms.

“This latest expansion of our operational footprint enables us to increase both the range of services and the speed of response and service levels to our customers engaged in the development and operation of offshore wind farms off the east coast of England,” says Jim Hey, managing director of James Fisher Marine Services.

“With many of the James Fisher companies already engaged in offshore wind projects in the North Sea, this new facility enables us to ensure that we have the right assets and personnel in place to react quickly and efficiently, and provide our customers with a single interface to the groups wider capability”.

The company, with headquarters in Barrow-in-Furness, also has bases in Great Yarmouth, Lyness in Orkney, and Newhaven.