Cumbrian headquartered marine and engineering group James Fisher and Sons has scooped up £30 million worth of contracts serving offshore renewable energy developments.

The Barrow-based company has been awarded the second phase of a contract to undertake work on unexploded ordinance and boulder clearance at the East Anglia One windfarm, in addition to the decommissioning of measurement towers at the site.

James Fisher and Sons is already providing ongoing support for the construction of a project that will see 102 wind turbines erected off the East Anglian coast near Lowestoft through a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power.

Further up the coast in Lincolnshire, the company has also won a contract for unexploded ordinance work and boulder clearance to aid the preparations for the construction of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.

In Scotland is has also picked up marine coordination and communication for the Moray East windfarm development, while further afield James Fisher has been awarded an initial contract for unexploded ordinance and survey work along with structural monitoring in Taiwan.

The wider James Fisher group is also providing consultancy services to its specialist high voltage engineering specialist business, EDS, which won a 15-year operations and maintenance contract for offshore transmission assets at Greater Gabbard in Lowestoft, Suffolk, back in May.

Elsewhere, its Tankships division has purchased the 35kT Raleigh Fisher for £9m following the award of a five-year contract from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Royal Navy's fuelling requirements.

James Fisher chief executive, Nick Henry, described the MoD contract as “significant” and welcomed the offshore renewable contract wins.

“Our continued success in renewables is testament to the Group's expertise, and the investment we have made in the sector in recent years,” he said.

“We are committed to being part of driving operational efficiencies in the renewables industry and continue to see significant opportunities for James Fisher.”

James Fisher was founded in 1847 in Barrow as a ship-owning business transporting haematite from quarries in Cumbria around the world.

It has grown into a global business, still focused on marine, but expanded into other industry sectors including nuclear. James Fisher Nuclear, which has significant contracts in Cumbria and oversees, is based in Egremont.