Mojo Maritime has signed a contract with James Fisher Marine Services (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.”
Offshore installation activities for the construction of the first phase (Phase 1A) of MeyGen’s 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, 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.
Press Release, October 16, 2014