James Fisher Angola Joint Venture


James Fisher Angola is a Joint Venture between James Fisher UK (49%) and Bouclier Lda (51%). The company operates a varied fleet of vessels, latterly focusing on coastal tank ships, heavy lift Ro Ro vessels, nuclear fuel carriers, cable ships, PSV, AHTSV and dive support vessels.

Our ship management team draws directly on the experience and expertise gained though running our own fleet. We adopt the same quality standards for third party vessels, adapting them to suit a customer’s particular.

The true value that James Fisher Angola Lda can bring to an Oil & Gas or Offshore Operator is through its ability to act as an integrator of a variety of services and to then act as a project manager of those same services rather than just simply being a supplier of vessels… should a potential customer simply wants to secure a vessel we nearly always suggest that they go to the market and contract directly with vessel owners or sometimes vessel brokers, in these circumstances we cannot add value, as we directly own some type of vessels share other with company partially owned by us.

However if what the customer really wants is a solution to a problem or a solution to a challenge that comes from the supply of a vessel, combined with an accompanying range of services such as Diving Services, ROV Deployment& Inspection Services, Mooring Placement, Mooring Management or Mooring Removal, Floating Hose Replacement or Management, Vessel Berthing, Ship to Ship Transfer of Crude Product etc, together with the project management of the same then JFAL is the perfect solution.

James Fisher Angola has the ability to deliver a complete solution in a truly integrated seamless manner and offer our customers a one stop shop for all their Marine Project needs.

The fleet versatility means we are able to fulfill customer requirements in the fields of oil drilling and production and offshore construction and maintenance work. Whether it be platform supply, emergency response and rescue work, anchor handling or subsea support, James Fisher Angola has the fleet to MEET your needs, the people to DELIVER and the determination to SUCCEED.

Using our larger and more sophisticated vessels, we provide support for the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of offshore facilities, the deployment of underwater remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, sea floor cable laying and trenching services.

Our diversified fleet of vessels provides a broad range of other services to offshore oil and gas operators, including transportation of drilling materials, supplies and crews to drilling rigs and other offshore facilities and towing of drilling rigs and equipment from one location to another.

World-class vessels state of the art, modern supply vessels deliver what you need where you need it, safely, securely and on time. New builds with the latest design features allow you to accomplish a wide range of tasks at sea. A rigorous maintenance schedule means reduced downtime and dependable service.

Backed by reputable principals with more than 165 years of experience, James Fisher Angola is poised to play a bigger role in local industry as one of the major contractors in marine transportation for offshore installation projects, especially the oil and gas sectors.

James Fisher Angola’s fleet of AHTS vessels are in various sizes and have proven themselves in supporting jack-up drilling units, heavy-lift vessels, pipe-lay barges and in deep sea towage of the world’s largest cruise vessel, barge and heavy-lift vessel.
James Fisher Angola’s main client bases are oil and gas companies and contractors, offshore engineering and services contractors, ship owners and managers, logistic support companies, yards, drilling and offshore services companies and general offshore contractors.

At James Fisher Angola we are proud of our longstanding client relationships across all areas of our business.

We invest time to understand your requirements and business drivers in order to tailor the best possible service solutions and bring practical experience, innovation and commercial best practice to all of your projects and services.

The continuing growth in our service portfolio enables us to provide a full range of solutions and products to our clients throughout our market sectors.

James Fisher Angola extends to Angola and West Africa James Fisher Group capabilities:

Group Capabilities

  • Fisher Offshore Rental Services:
  • Diesel Engine & Electrically Driven Hydraulic Power Units
  • Hydraulic & Air driven Winches
  • Air Driven Hoists
  • Marine Cranes & other associated Deck Machinery
  • Diver or ROV operated Subsea Hydraulic Tooling
  • Breathing Air Compressors
  • Skilled Personnel

Rental Division capabilities are complimented by additional support services such as Rope/wire & umbilical spooling, design & fabrication of support steelwork and Winch & Hoist testing.

  • Fisher Offshore HydroDigger Subsea Mass Flow Excavation Services:
  • Series of excavator packages designed, manufactured & operated by Fisher Offshore personnel for pre/post-trenching of pipelines, cables & umbilical. Also for de-burial, rock-dump removal, sand-wave levelling, crossing correction & Free-span correction.
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  • Fisher Offshore Sales:
  • Hydraulic & Air Driven Winches
  • Air Driven Hoists
  • Marine Cranes, A-Frames & associated Deck Machinery
  • Breathing Air Compressors
  • Engine & Electric Driven Hydraulic Power Units
  • Ingersoll Rand authorised distributor & Service Centre for Air driven Winches & Hoists, with comprehensive repair/overhaul services & associated spare parts/consumables supply
  • Fisher Offshore Machining Services:
  • Component machining capability, with Milling, Turning, Boring & Grinding services
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  • Fisher Offshore Fabrication & Assembly Services:
  • Extensive Fabrication, assembly & painting / finishing facilities
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  • Clients to whom we are pleased to provide services worldwide include:
  • BP
  • British Nuclear Group
  • British Energy
  • Chevron UK
  • ConocoPhillips
  • DSND
  • ExxonMobil
  • Maersk Oil and Gas
  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • Offshore Diving and Construction Contractors
  • Petroplus
  • Shell
  • Stolt Offshore
  • Technip
  • Topaz
  • Total
  • Submarine Rescue Service