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Bibby Offshore Makes Waves in Singapore

01 December 2009

Bibby Offshore, the provider of subsea construction, IRM (inspection, repair and maintenance) and offshore management services, has opened an office in Singapore. This latest move further internationalises the business following the recent relocation of the company's dive support vessel (DSV), the Bibby Aquamarine, to the Asia Pacific region.

The company has signed a three year lease for office space in Prudential Tower, in Singapore's financial district, totaling 3,300sq foot. A small team will be established to work from the new premises, under the leadership of Alan Reid who has been appointed regional manager.

Alan, who has 25 years experience in the subsea construction, has worked in Asia for the last four years. Reporting to chief executive, Howard Woodcock, Alan will be responsible for managing the company's activities in the region, in support of its international growth strategy.

Mike Watson, who currently occupies the position of commercial manager in Aberdeen, has been seconded to Singapore, to assist Alan in the creation of a fully functioning business unit.

Commenting, chief executive, Howard Woodcock, said: “Alan brings with him a wealth of experience in project management and has a wide network of contacts in Asia. He undoubtedly possesses the experience and drive required to be our early pioneer in the area. Working along side him, Mike will provide the commercial and contractual expertise necessary to tender for work in the region.

“Asia is an area in which there is a real requirement for quality subsea construction and IRM services. We relocated the DSV, Bibby Aquamarine, to the region in May, since which time she has been undertaking a six month charter.”

A highly capable DSV with a long track record of delivering light construction and IRM projects, Bibby Aquamarine is well suited to fill the kind of requirement that exists in the region.

A hugely exciting step forward for Bibby Offshore, this strategic move complements Bibby Offshore's core market in the North Sea, and strengthens the business as a whole.


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