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Bibby Offshore Christens New IRM Vessel in Norway

Bibby Offshore Christens New IRM Vessel in Norway

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15 April 2015

Bibby Offshore officially christened the IRM (inspection, repair and maintenance) light construction vessel Olympic Bibby at the Kleven Shipyard, Norway, on April 9.

Bibby Offshore signed a charter agreement with Olympic Shipping in March 2014 for the newly built Olympic Bibby. The agreement for the subsea support vessel is for a three-year period, with options to extend for an additional two years.

"Norway is a very important marketplace for us, and we are dedicated to expanding our presence and existing services in line with regional industry demand. The Olympic Bibby is a cost efficient vessel with capabilities that will help us achieve these objectives by further aligning the business going forward during the current environment, Howard Woodcock, CEO of Bibby Offshore, said.

"We aim to further grow our capacity and presence in Norway by providing a superior service for our clients," Arne Lier, managing director of Bibby Offshore, said. "By making our NORSOK compliant vessels available to the Norwegian market, we are working to ensure we have a range of assets capable of operating in this important new area, and becoming a partner of choice in the region.