Bibby charters with Siemens

Bibby Marine ServicesBibby Marine Services Ltd, part of the Bibby Line Group, has placed an order for a new vessel for the Bibby WaveMaster series of vessels. The new SOV is already in build, at Damen Galati in Romania, and is yet to be named.

The vessel will have direct input from Siemens Gamesa which, with their experience of operating SOV vessels, aim to improve upon the design of the sister vessel
Bibby WaveMaster1.

The announcement of the new vessel comes after Bibby Marine Services signed a long term charter agreement with Siemens Gamesa. The agreement states that the vessel will be used at EnBW's offshore wind farms;
Hohe See and Albratross.

Following a market review, Bibby state it has opted for a SMST and an integrated gangway/lift solution alongside a daughtercraft supplied by Mare Safety. With an expected delivery date of mid 2019, the SOV will call the port of Emden its base port.

Stephen Bolton, Managing Director of Bibby Marine Services Ltd stated: “It is with great pride that we make this next announcement in regards to the development of Bibby Marine Service Ltd vessel fleet and customer base. Obtaining a long term contract was always our goal and this has taken a lot of hard work within Bibby and our key suppliers, most notable Damen.

René Cornelis Wigmans, Head of Maritime and Aviation Solutions at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy said: “The collaboration with Bibby Marine Services is another milestone in our cost-efficient offshore service concept, since new offshore wind power plants like Hohe See and Albatros are located even further from shore, we need the best solutions to create a safe and efficient working environment for our technicians.

"At the same time, the new SOV allows us to optimize logistics and workflows, and drive efficiencies to meet our costs-out targets in offshore wind service.”

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