James Fisher Offshore (JFO), a global provider of specialist offshore engineering solutions, pledges to deliver significant efficiencies across multiple regional projects by enhancing its Middle Eastern footprint, establishing bases in Saudi Arabia and Dubai. JFO’s commitment to the region follows a series of project wins for its pioneering ultra-high-pressure abrasive cutting solution, that will be resourced and managed in country. Ross Anderson, regional manager – Middle East comments: “Our JFO hub in al-Khobar in the Saudi Kingdom not only allows us to engage with project supply chains and relevant stakeholders, but from this base we can deploy equipment locally, including our hydraulic winches, subsea demolition tools and advanced abrasive cutting system. We are also providing in region expertise and full project support. Similarly, from our Dubai office we are providing engineering support, account management, equipment and personnel mobilisation. Our ability to support our clients and trade from these regional bases, streamlines the commercial process, reduces mobilisation time and costs and provides assurance to our customers of our commitment and ability to deliver as their supporting contractor.” The Middle East is a key market for JFO where the business is creating measurable efficiencies for some of the region’s most notable decommissioning projects. There are an estimated 1,000 assets and over 3,000 wells set to exceed their operational life expectancy over the next 20 years.