Bibby wins major new N. Sea contract, while Wood Group scoops $140m Iran oil services deal

The Bibby Polaris on location at Premier Solan field, West of Shetland
The Bibby Polaris on location at the Solan field, West of Shetland

Bibby Offshore – an Aberdeen-based offshore services provider to the oil and gas industry –  has won a multimillion pound contract with a Tier-1 exploration company  to provide first gas and construction support on its assets in the southern North Sea.

The contract will see Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel Olympic Ares, and  diving support vessel Bibby Polaris, perform subsea engineering work 100 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire, in water depths of up to 48 metres.

The scope of works includes precommissioning and commissioning support, carrying out a range of construction services comprising valve operations, spool installation, umbilical pull in and lay, trenching and stabilisation through installation of concrete mattresses.

This is Bibby Offshore’s second construction project with the same client, following a previous successful campaign in 2015.

Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive, Bibby Offshore, said: “This is a significant win which is not only a strong representation of our technical engineering capabilities, but it further underlines our commitment to the North Sea market.”

Meanwhile, Wood Group – the international offshore energy services conglomerate which is also based in the Granite City – has secured two new 36-month contracts, collectively valued at over $140 million to deliver technical services and expertise to one of the world’s leading international oil companies in Iraq.

Wood Group PSN will provide brownfield front end engineering design, detailed engineering, project management, procurement services, system completion and commissioning support for operations and start-up on a significant onshore asset in southern Iraq, under the two contracts.

Effective immediately and creating more than 100 new jobs in the region, the contracts will be delivered from southern Iraq and Dubai, where WGPSN established an office in 2015.

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