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Mojo Maritime recognised for its expertise in complex tidal turbine retrieval project.

• Mojo successfully retrieves SABELLA’s D10 tidal energy turbine device during first phase of
complex marine engineering project
• Mojo utilises innovative marine operations planning system, Mermaid®, which mitigated against weather and extreme tidal risks of project
• Turbine retrieval will allow device maintenance and optimisation to ensure a continued secure source of electricity

Selected as the world leader in tidal energy marine operations, Mojo Maritime – subsidiary of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), was awarded a contract with SABELLA SAS (SABELLA). A French tidal energy company, SABELLA required the retrieval and demonstration of re-installation of its D10 tidal turbine to enable planned maintenance to improve a continued secure source of electricity power supply.

The scope of the first phase of the tidal device contract included the design and manufacture of bespoke, project critical equipment, a remote launch and recovery system and docking frame, which were both manufactured and commissioned to a high standard exceptionally quickly to meet a very short lead time due to the project’s demanding schedule. The D10 turbine will be reinstalled during the autumn after a period of maintenance.

SABELLA’s D10 tidal turbine is the first device to have ever exported electricity onto the French power grid, achieving 70MWh of production so far. The device has been installed to provide electricity to nearby isolated Ushant Island, which previously produced all of its electricity with diesel generators, and its inhabitants are the first people to consume marine generated electricity in France.

Fanch Le Bris, SABELLA’s CEO said; “SABELLA’s team really enjoyed working with Mojo on this complex project with number of engineering and maritime challenges. We as a team have really appreciated your close collaboration, high level expertise and your capacity to manage potential situations of stress.”

The retrieval project was lead locally through Mojo Maritime France SA to allow efficient project management with SABELLA, local sub-contractors and coordination of all logistics within French waters. The operation was undertaken using the DP-3 vessel Aker Wayfarer.

Le Bris continued; “We also would like to highlight the quality of the vessel, ROV and all equipment involved in this operation which are also the key of success in such hostile environment as the Fromveur strait.”

Mojo Maritime is renowned for its specialist project management and consultancy services, utilising its sophisticated marine operations planning and analysis system, Mermaid®, to provide advanced understanding of the weather risk of the device retrieval project, and its potential impact on the schedule to enable significant cost reductions and project optimisation.

Richard Parkinson commented on the project’s success; “We are very pleased to have executed the first phase of this project against challenging deadlines. I am very proud of the Mojo team for developing innovative and robust solutions allowing for rapid, efficient and safe retrieval and reinstallation of the turbine. The design and fabrication of the LARS and berth in such a short time, just 4 weeks, was very impressive and took a huge effort. The results were excellent and we were able to draw on years of experience operating on tidal energy projects.”

The contract is a continuation of JFMS and Mojo Maritime’s success in the marine energy sector, which includes the Ramsay sound and MeyGen projects, and is a timely win, as the French government has recently committed to significant investment in marine renewable energy over the next seven years. Marine energy is part of its energy transition plan to build sustainable, green growth, with an aim of achieving 100MW of installed projects by 2023 and JFMS and Mojo are extremely well placed to deliver their combined expertise.

James Fisher completes acquisition of Mojo Maritime Ltd

marine services logoJames Fisher and Sons plc (“James Fisher” or the “Group”) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mojo Maritime Ltd (“MML or the “Company”) a specialist provider of project management, engineering and consultancy services to the offshore industry.

This move enhances James Fisher’s specialist marine project delivery capability, enables Mojo to undertake larger and more complex marine projects and creates additional customer value due to the complimentary capabilities and established working relationship of the two companies.

James Fisher and Sons plc is a leading service provider in all sectors of the marine industry and a specialist supplier of engineering services to the nuclear industry in the UK and abroad. With offices in the Europe, the Middle East, Singapore, India, Australia and Africa, the company serves both the private and public sectors and adopts a practical approach to the management of assets and provision of high quality services, ensuring an appropriate use of technology and a sound understanding of each customer’s requirements, while building on the experience and expertise gained over more than 165 years of operating in the marine environment. James Fisher brings practical experience, innovation and commercial best practice to all its clients’ projects and services.
For more information see www.james-fisher.com.

Nick Henry, Chief Executive Officer of James Fisher, said: “The acquisition of MML will strengthen our expertise and abilities in servicing the offshore renewables sector. We are delighted to welcome Richard and his team to our Group”
MML has successfully co-operated on a number of projects with group companies to date and currently has a sub-contract with James Fisher Marine Services (“JFMS”) under which MML and JFMS are working closely together on the construction phase of the MeyGen Inner Sound tidal project.

Richard Parkinson, MD of Mojo Maritime commented: “We are delighted to be joining James Fisher, the teams from both sides having worked incredibly well together in recent collaborations. Being part of the group means that Mojo is able to undertake larger and more complex marine projects and can leverage the capabilities of the wider James Fisher organisation.”

Inner Sound

Mojo signs partnership agreement with James Fisher Marine Services for the MeyGen tidal array project

Inner Sound

Stroma Island from the Pentland Firth

Mojo Maritime has this week signed a contract with James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS) which will see them provide significant marine operational and engineering expertise to the construction phase of the MeyGen Inner Sound tidal project. Over the next two years, Mojo will work closely with JFMS carrying out the detailed design, planning and execution of the subsea cable, foundation and turbine installation.
Richard Parkinson, Mojo’s Managing Director, said; “The MeyGen Inner Sound project represents a step change in the tidal energy industry and Mojo is delighted to be continuing its involvement. We are particularly pleased to be working with James Fisher Marine Services with whom we have an excellent relationship. Together, we are looking forward to delivering the world’s largest commercial tidal array.”
Previously, Mojo was involved in carrying out the project’s offshore front end engineering study and this week’s development represents a continuing presence in what is a game changing project. Offshore installation activities for the construction of the first phase (Phase 1A) of MeyGen’s ground breaking 398MW tidal array project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, includes the installation of 4 X 1.5 megawatt turbines, support structures and export cables.
Commenting on the partnership Alan Heslop, JFMS project manager, said; “We are extremely pleased to be working with our key partner Mojo in this exciting tidal energy project. As MeyGen’s supply chain partner for the offshore marine installation element, this agreement with Mojo will enable us to provide our considerable marine operational expertise underpinned by their specialist marine project management support for the successful installation of the tidal array.
The 398MW MeyGen Project is 86.5 per cent owned by Atlantis Resources Ltd, and 13.5 per cent owned by Scottish Enterprise. Construction is expected to commence later this year with first power to the grid in 2016.
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