Bibby Offshore starts major construction, IRM campaign
ABERDEEN -- Bibby Offshore has commenced work on a multimillion dollar contract. The contract will see the company provide subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services to all of Maersk’s North Sea assets.
Dive Support Vessel (DSV) Bibby Sapphire will undertake the offshore execution work, and an extensive engineering project management team based onshore will support this.
Engineering work for this project commenced in Q3 2013. The initial work scope will see Bibby Offshore complete well tie-ins, decommissioning, support for flowline connection and disconnection, and IRM activities in support of Maersk Oil’s Gryphon and GP3 FPSO units and the Janice FPU.
Bibby Offshore has a track record of IRM services and construction work for Maersk Oil with the Gryphon Area Reinstatement Program. Bibby completed extensive installation and tie-ins of flexible and control jumpers, with pre-commissioning and testing carried out to connect the Gryphon ‘A’ FPSO.