James Fisher Rebrands French Renewables Subsidiary

UK offshore service provider James Fisher is to rebrand its French subsidiary Mojo Maritime to James Fisher Renouvelables, following the launch of its dedicated offshore wind division, James Fisher Renewables, in March 2021.

The company will offer the full portfolio of services and capabilities of James Fisher to marine renewable projects in France while maximizing local content opportunities within the supply chain.

Since 2014 Mojo Maritime has focused on the planning, integration, management, and delivery of complex marine projects in offshore wind and tidal energy.

James Fisher Renouvelables will focus on providing specialist solutions throughout the project development lifecycle including site preparation, subsea and blade operations, and maintenance, and accurate digital solutions. This change underpins James Fisher’s commitment to supporting and growing the offshore wind and marine energy industries in France by further strengthening the regional supply chain, creating local employment opportunities, and supporting inward investment aimed at increasing local content during the construction phase, and throughout the operational life.

Diane De Bellefond, country manager based in France, commented: “Our ambition is to become the leading expert in France for offshore renewable energy services providing safe and trusted expertise to realize projects in harsh and hostile offshore environments. We aim to maximize the local content of our operations and create a positive regional legacy in terms of regional employment, local supply chain commitment, and future generational education. We have ten years experience in fixed wind and the offshore wind energy challenges we’ve faced ensure that the James Fisher group’s expertise developed over the last ten years will be valuable to support the French market.”

James Fisher Renouvelables exhibited and presented at this year’s Seanergy in Nantes, France on 21 – 24 September, where they presented their expensive capabilities to the market, under their new name, for the first time.

James Fisher Renewables has been selected by the French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) to identify unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the export cable routes for the Fécamp offshore wind project.

The 18-kilometer export cable, which will be buried at depths of 5 to 35 meters, will provide the electricity transmission connection for the 71-turbine offshore wind project, which will be located 13 to 22 kilometers off the northwest coast of France.

In preparation for laying the cable, RTE has hired JF Renewables to identify and investigate potential UXO along the length of the cable’s planned routes, with confirmed targets to be disposed of by the French Navy.

Project commissioning is scheduled for 2023. The power generated by the wind farm will provide enough annual electricity to meet the power needs for 770,000 people or over 60% of the Seine-Maritime department’s population.

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