Bibby Offshore Wins Multimillion North Sea Deal

Published at 10:38AM - 09/05/16

Aberdeen-based subsea services provider Bibby Offshore has announced it has been awarded a multimillion pound contract by an unnamed global energy player to provide first gas and construction support in the North Sea.

“This is a significant win for Bibby Offshore – not only is it a strong representation of our technical engineering capabilities, but it further underlines our commitment to the North Sea market”, said Bibby Offshore’s Chief Executive Howard Woodcock.

Multimillion North Sea Deal

The contract includes pre-commissioning and commissioning support and will see Bibby Offshore carry out out a range of construction services which include: valve operations, spool installation, umbilical pull in and lay, trenching and stabilisation through installation of concrete mattresses.

The work is scheduled for the third and fourth quarter of the year and will have Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel Olympic Ares and its diving support vessel Bibby Polaris perform subsea engineering work 93 miles (150km) off England’s eastern county of Lincolnshire, in water depths of 69 feet (21m) and 157 feet (48m).

“Continued collaboration with this important and valued client reinforces confidence in our innovative solutions and operational abilities. In an increasingly competitive market, our skillset helps our clients conduct operations in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner”, concluded Woodcock.

Bibby Offshore Olympic Ares
Bibby Offshore Olympic Ares

The contract represents the company’s second construction project with this client, following a previous successful campaign last year.

Bibby North Sea

This comes a month after the Scottish company secured its first contract in the North Sea region with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia.

The work scope of Conoco contract involved project management, installation engineering, procurement and subsea installation works related to maintenance activities on the Norpipe oil pipeline. 

Bibby Offshore is also involved in decommissioning operations in the Northern North Sea East Shetland basin, due to be completed by the end of 2016 under a multimillion pound contract with a North Sea operator.