Bibby Wavemaster 1 taking shapeVessel & ROV News // December 16, 2016
Damen Shipyards Galati has completed the bow of Bibby Wavemaster 1, the first Damen service operation vessel (SOV) ordered by Bibby Marine Services, and moved it from the covered shed to alongside the quay from where the SOV will be launched.
The vessel is being built in two main sections. The aft section is being finished and will join the bow section in the following weeks.
Slipway launch in planned for the end of March, with the delivery to Southern North Sea expected to take place in mid-August 2017.
The first steel for Wavemaster 1 was cut in February, a few weeks after the two companies signed the contract.
Bibby Wavemaster 1 is a custom-designed 90m SOV, built on a DP2 platform with a motion compensated access system and Comfort Class 2 standard accommodation comprising 60 individual ensuite berths.
Equipment will be transferred with a heave compensated offshore-rated knuckle boom crane.