Bibby joins cable clan
Strategic alliance with Ecosse Subsea Systems to forge offshore links
Bibby Offshore has moved into the offshore wind array cable installation market following the purchase of a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS).
The company said the carousel will enable Bibby Offshore to lay cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels.
Bibby and ESS have also formed a strategic alliance to target the offshore wind market.
The alliance will see Bibby will provide subsea project management and engineering expertise, while ESS will provide skill.
Both companies said they will collaborate to develop other technologies and working methods to benefit clients by reducing risk and lowering project costs.
Bibby chief operating officer Fraser Moonie said: “We are very excited by our entry into the cable lay market which strengthens our renewables offering in the North Sea.
“We have worked with ESS in the subsea market for more than a decade, and this new strategic alliance will help us further our offshore offering and support our diverse client base.”
ESS managing director Mike Wilson said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Bibby Offshore in the offshore wind arena.
“This will enable us to tackle much bigger projects and clients with the opportunity to use a genuine UK owned and operated supply chain in this sector.”