The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
18th April 2016
UK-headquartered Bibby Offshore’s Norway division, Bibby Offshore AS, has successfully secured its first contract in the region with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia.
Managed from Bibby Offshore’s Stavanger office, the workscope involves project management, installation engineering, procurement and subsea installation works related to maintenance activities on the Norpipe oil pipeline.
The contract is due for completion in Q3 2016 and will utilise the construction support vessel Olympic Ares to support operator ConocoPhillips on integrity management of the Norpipe oil pipeline between the Ekofisk area and the Teesside facility in United Kingdom.
Arne Lier, managing director of Bibby Offshore Norway, said: “We are delighted to have secured our first Norwegian contract with a leading E&P company such as ConocoPhillips."
Lier said the award not only demonstrates that Bibby Offshore has the necessary capabilities to provide the service and support required in the Norwegian sector, but also highlights that in a highly competitive market the company is a strong option at a time where value is paramount.
“Over the years, Bibby Offshore’s international divisions have successfully secured regular and repeated work with a number of operators. Our goal in Norway is to grow and develop the business in a similar way by successfully delivering on projects safely and efficiently, and to develop our reputation as the go-to subsea service provider for the region,” he added.