Bibby Offshore says Olympic Ares due in Gulf of Mexico shortlyVessel & ROV News // December 12, 2014
Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea, says Olympic Ares, a multifunction subsea construction support vessel (CSV), is due to arrive at the port of Galveston on 16 December 2014.
The 115m Olympic Ares has a 250 tonne heave-compensated crane capable of operating at a depth of 3,000m and 1,300m2 of clear deck space.
Ahead of arrival in Galveston, two SMD Quantum MkIII 250hp 3,000m-rated Work-class ROVs were installed on the vessel.
Each of the ROVs includes SMD’s Extended Tophat Tether Management System (TMS), telescopic A-Frame, umbilical winch, deck pack and fully integrated control cabin.
Andrew Duncan, President and Managing Director of Bibby Subsea, said: “Taking delivery of Olympic Ares further expands our capacity for our oil and gas clients in the Gulf of Mexico, and allows us to continue to deliver comprehensive CSV support in this region.
“The arrival of Olympic Ares follows recent investment in new operations facilities and key appointments into the business, with further asset based announcements to follow.
"Olympic Ares will be primarily focused on the US Gulf of Mexico market but will also be available to support project commitments in Mexico, Trinidad and Canada as required and is a strategic step into the deepwater construction market.
"The vessel deployment further demonstrates Bibby Subsea’s commitment to offer clients in the region a cost effective and efficient alternative to other options currently available.”