James Fisher overseeing testing, termination at South Fork Wind project

Nov. 6, 2023
Specialists from James Fisher Renewables will be working as client representatives to ensure the cable termination at all 12 turbines.

Offshore staff

BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria — James Fisher and Sons Plc will oversee critical testing and termination services at South Fork Wind offshore wind farm in Long Island offshore the US.

The project is a joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

A James Fisher Renewables’ team of offshore wind specialists started client witness work at the site in August. The project involves overseeing the testing and termination of export and inter-array cables and working as client representatives to ensure the cable termination at all 12 turbines and the substation is of high quality and complies with all relevant industry standards, the company explained. 

Resonance testing is in use at the site to detect and prevent installation errors, and James Fisher Renewables’ will help ensure asset integrity.

This is the second time this year that the James Fisher Renewables team has worked at the South Fork Wind offshore wind farm; during the summer its big bubble curtain solution was used during the installation phase. Using new technology developed in-house, the big bubble curtain created a barrier surrounding the piling of the wind turbine foundations, attenuating noise by up to 90% and protecting marine wildlife.

South Fork Wind is New York’s first offshore wind farm, and it is forecast to deliver enough energy to power 70,000 homes. Located 35 miles offshore to the east of Montauk Point on eastern tip of the south shore of Long Island, it comprises 12 turbines, generating 132 MW to meet the energy needs of Long Island’s East Hampton area.