Bibby Marine Services announced they have signed a contract with Total E&P Netherland to charter the ‘Walk to Work’ service operation vessel ‘Bibby WaveMaster1’, from April 2018 through to October 2018 with options to extend up to 3 years.
Total made a conscious decision to explore and utilise the innovation and efficiencies developed for the offshore wind market and use them in the O & G market. The comfort, logistics flows and ‘access certainty’ of ‘Bibby WaveMaster 1’ were key influencers in their decision.
A team from Total inspected the vessel at the shipyard and were impressed by the quality and features in addition to the well thought out workflows. Total will use ‘Bibby WaveMaster 1’ to replace jack ups and helicopters and provide W2W access to gas platforms in the southern North Sea. The vessel will provide accommodation for up to 90 pax including crew.