Bibby Offshore North Sea successes

Mon, 15 August 2016

Bibby Offshore, leading offshore subsea services provider, has secured a multimillion pound contract win with an independent UK-based E&P company, to provide air diving, ROV inspection and construction services across five of its North Sea assets.

The contract, which commenced in June 2016 and is to be completed by the end of the year, will see Bibby Offshore utilise several vessels including its construction support vessel Olympic Ares, diving support vessel Bibby Topaz and subsea support and construction vessel Olympic Bibby.

Fraser Moonie chief operating officer at Bibby Offshore, said: “We have successfully completed multiple projects with this customer, with the latest contract demonstrating the continued confidence in our ability to deliver such complex workscopes.”

“We place a huge emphasis on collaboration, which has led to us completing numerous high profile North Sea contracts throughout 2016, enabling our clients to achieve greater efficiency in this challenging market.”

The vessel based engineering work involves Bibby Offshore installing a cathodic protection system on one platform and performing air diving services to complete routine and non-routine inspection, repair and maintenance support at three other facilities.

Bibby has also recently moved into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The company has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable it to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels.

The two companies also entered into strategic alliance to collaborate in developing technologies and working methods to benefit clients by reducing risk and lowering project costs.

Bibby’s entry into this new market complements Bibby HydroMap’s offshore survey capability and Bibby Marine Services’ recent investment in a new build ‘walk to work’ service operation vessel, the Bibby WaveMaster 1.

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