JDR and Bibby Offshore sign cable maintenance agreementCompany News // June 23, 2016
JDR, the UK-based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore for cable maintenance activities. Under the alliance, JDR will provide cable maintenance services and offshore personnel, including high voltage and fibre optic cable jointers and associated competency systems. Bibby Offshore will deliver project management and engineering services, in addition to a marine vessel with equipment for on-deck cable handling, a storage carousel or reels. It will also provide cable lay and subsea equipment for lifting, excavation and burial of cables. The agreement was signed yesterday, during the opening day of Global Offshore Wind 2016 conference and exhibition in Manchester, UK.
JDR’s chief executive officer, David Currie, said: “This agreement is an example of JDR’s expanding range of services to the global energy industry. Our technicians are highly experienced in offshore construction activities and we are delighted to partner with Bibby Offshore for future cable maintenance tenders.”
Bibby Offshore’s managing director Barry Macleod said: “The agreement builds upon our recently announced co-operation with Ecosse Subsea Ltd and is a further example of the collaborative approach that we are bringing our offshore energy clients. Our ability to rapidly mobilise a marine cable repair vessel and spread in support of highly skilled JDR technicians will differentiate our service.”