Bibby Offshore was awarded by Shell with offshore contract in North Sea. The agreement include engineering and subsea construction in the Gannet G field and expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017. For the purpose of implementation of the contract, Bibby Offshore will unitize its multipurpose dive support and offshore construction vessel Bibby Polaris and its integral basket carousel, which will lay flexible pipe systems in water depths of 95 meters. The subsea services provider will also collaborate with subcontractor for trenching operations after the initial workscope is complete.
“Securing this project was a direct result of our established and successful track record with Shell. This contract will further strengthen our relationship, and highlights Bibby Offshore’s ability to consistently and successfully deliver on complex and challenging projects”, said the CEO of Bibby Offshore, Howard Woodcock.
Bibby Offshore is offshore provider, which deliver services is subsea construction, as well as IRM and Offshore Operational and Maintenance Support. The company was established in 2003 and headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The diving support vessel Bibby Polaris (IMO: 9187526) has overall length of 113.50 m, moulded beam of 22.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 6,340 DWT and the gross tonnage is 8,234 GRT. The ship was built in 1998 by IHC Offshore and Marine in their shipyard in Krimpen aan den Ijssel in Netherlands.