James Fisher Subsea Excavation Enjoys Busiest Year in Asia Pacific
Controlled flow excavation (CFE) specialists James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has provided 200 days of operational expertise to clients in the Asia Pacific region to date in 2019.
The projects have included several work scopes for Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering (WJH) at off shore windfarm sites in Taiwan. JFSE’s Twin R2000 spread has been mobilised for more than 300 days in the past two years, supporting WJH’s efforts on major Taiwanese energy projects.
Bruce Lee, Director at WJH, said: “JFSE has become a trusted partner in our work. We have a very collaborative relationship developing solutions which streamline the excavation element of our projects.”
These projects have included trenching and deburying cables at Formosa 1, near Miaoli on the west coast of Taiwan – a 130MW windfarm that is the country’s first commercial-scale off shore wind project. Elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, JFSE’s SP6000 and LARS system has provided trench maintenance and remedial post trenching services at a remote site in Papua, Indonesia as part of a major project to increase the total capacity at a gas liquefaction plant. The team recently returned to the site and is currently providing operational supporting to assist the client with another work scope.
JFSE’s T8000 is preparing three areas of seabed for jacket leg installation in Malaysia and will soon be mobilising to assist with a pipeline repair project elsewhere in the region.
More than 200 operational days in Asia Pacific are already contracted for the remainder of 2019 across a number of client project sites.
Richard Beattie, Regional Director at JFSE, the world’s most trusted, innovative and experienced provider of subsea excavation services, said: “The Asia Pacific market is enjoying a strong period with the extension of oil and gas sites and the growth of the renewables industry. We have been working in this region for many years and have tools based in multiple strategic locations so are well-placed to respond to the needs of new and existing clients.”
JFSE works alongside fellow James Fisher group companies to provide turnkey solutions to clients’ requirements, offering a single point of project management. James Fisher has bases in 40 countries worldwide.