Malaysian base broadens JFO's global reach

James Fisher Offshore has expanded into Singapore as it embraces growing demand for its integrated services and invests significantly in its lifting, deck machinery, subsea tooling and fluid solutions divisions.

With equipment and personnel already mobilised worldwide, the creation of a new facility in Asia is designed to support rapid response to client requirements in the region.

Fisher Offshore’s new operations centre and workshop is situated at Labuan with offices located in the Loyang Offshore Base, at the heart of the island’s offshore zone. They will provide the full range of services with support from the team in Scotland.

Managing director Jack Davidson said:

“We have an ambitious growth strategy and harnessing opportunities in the Far East is an important part of that. James Fisher Offshore has been active in the region for a number of years and, with demand for equipment steadily rising and forecasts for that trend to continue, we are confident now is the time to establish a permanent presence.

“As an Aberdeen based company, the North Sea will always be an integral part of our business but we recognise the importance of broadening our horizons. It is important that the levels of service and expertise we have built our reputation upon are replicated wherever in the world the Fisher Offshore logo can be found. The new Singapore base is designed to do that for our clients in the Asia Pacific region.”

James Fisher Offshore was born as a lifting specialist but in recent years has expanded to provide a focus on integrated solutions to the energy industry.

Fluid solutions became the latest service to fall under the JFO umbrella earlier this year, following a £2million investment in new equipment, and subsea tooling is another key area. In addition, the traditional heart of the business remains strong and new marine cranes worth £1million have been added to the existing rental fleet.

Jack Davidson added:

“Our strength is the ability to pull together our specialist services, products and skills to offer those in a package which enables us to provide turnkey solutions worldwide. The Singapore expansion is another important step as we build for the future.”

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