Bibby Offshore secures North Sea contracts

British subsea services provider Bibby Offshore has landed three major contract wins with an oil and gas supermajor.

The initial contract will involve the completion of riser replacement works, including a production/test riser and riser buoy connector pipe changeout at one of the major’s oil fields in the central North Sea.

Engineering work for this project began in the fourth quarter of 2017, with dive support vessel (DSV) Bibby Polaris and a construction support vessel (CSV) scheduled to mobilise in the second quarter of 2018 with a reel lay spread and tensioner to deploy flexible risers.

The second award involves the 113.5-metre by 22.0-metre DSV Bibby Polaris supporting operations at a southern North Sea gas field. Bibby Offshore will install the manifold and spools required to connect a new pipeline to the platform.

The third contract, which is expected to start at the end of March, involves inspection and remedial works at a gas field off the coast of Tunisia.

DSV Bibby Polaris will undertake the offshore work with support from Bibby Offshore’s Aberdeen headquarters.

Accommodating 104 people, the 1999-built, 8,234GT vessel has a service speed of 11 knots.

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