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James Fisher Charters Service Vessel to Support Renewable Energy Work – reNews

James Fisher has signed a charter agreement with Go Marine Group for the exclusive use of the multipurpose service vessel, Go Electra, for use in its renewable energy business and JF Subtech.

James Fisher selected the Go Electra following an extensive vessel research and evaluation process.

The vessel will be mobilized in and around UK waters, largely on unexploded ordnance identification with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), IMR activities and scuba diving projects, basic services for James Fisher Renewables and James Fisher Subtech.

The Go Electra was built in 2011 and is approximately 80m in length with DP2 capabilities, it has onboard capacity for 66 crew and passengers.

The long-standing agreement will see faster response times and adapted health and safety standards, as well as stabilized and reliable daily rates for customers, said James Fisher.

In addition, Go Electra allows for increased operational availability, with a cohesive team and shortened mobilization and demobilization times between projects.

Paula Crosby, Tender Manager at JF Renewables and Subtech, said: “A seasonal charter like this is a first for James Fisher and signifies our commitment to the offshore and North Sea energy sector. in the UK, after several difficult years for the industry due to price. and supply chain complications aggravated by COVID-19.

“We are delighted to have secured the Go Electra for the season, which not only allows us to lock in daily rates from the offset, but also provides expedited mobilization and passes on cost savings to our customers.

“2022 is expected to be one of our busiest years yet, so it was very important for us to ensure that we have the best setup for our operations over the coming months.”