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Bibby Offshore secures multi million contract from Maersk Oil UK

Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil UK.

The agreement will see Bibby Offshore commit its Diving Support Vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, to support  construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) activities on Maersk Oil UK's North Sea assets for a period of 365 continuous days, starting in early January 2014.

 Three further one year options have also been agreed between the companies with engineering work commencing onshore in quarter three of 2013

 Bibby Offshore has successfully delivered IRM services and construction work for Maersk Oil previously; in particular the Gryphon Area Reinstatement Programme which involved extensive installation and tie-ins of flexible & control jumpers, with pre-commissioning and testing carried out to connect the Gryphon 'A' FPSO.

 Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore said: "This is a significant contract award for the company and the scope of work involved further underpins our reputation within the construction and IRM fields.

 "We have successfully completed major contracts for Maersk Oil in the past and we are delighted to continue our working relationship with the organisation. A large project management and engineering team will be dedicated to meet the requirements of the project, supporting the 365 days of DSV support.

 "2013 has been a successful year so far for Bibby Offshore and the business is expanding rapidly, following our relocation to our new facility at Atmosphere One, Westhill. The recent restructure of our management team, with the appointment of two chief operating officers, Fraser Moonie and Mike Arnold, also puts in place a strong foundation to support our growth strategy to triple the size of our business globally in the next four years."

 Bibby Offshore with new sister company Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), has grown from 10 employees in 2003 to now employing more than 1,3000 people onshore and offshore worldwide, , with offices in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Singapore and Trinidad. The company has an international fleet of six subsea support vessels and 13 Remote Operating Vehicles (ROV) and will continue to add to their fleet to meet demand.