Bibby Offshore moves into offshore wind sectorCompany News // June 3, 2016
Bibby Offshore has announced a move into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The company has acquired a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable it to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels.
Bibby Offshore and ESS have also entered into a strategic alliance by way of a framework agreement. Under this strategic alliance, Bibby Offshore will provide commercial expertise supported by subsea project management and engineering experience; ESS will provide innovation and indepth sector competence through its trenching expertise. The companies will collaborate to develop other technologies and working methods which will benefit clients by reducing risk and lowering project costs.
Bibby Offshore’s entry into the market complements Bibby HydroMap’s offshore survey capability and Bibby Marine Services’ recent investment in a newbuild walk-to-work service operation vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1.