Bibby Remote Intervention Ltd. (BRIL) has secured a multi-million pound contract with Olympic Shipping to install two 150hp, deepwater Quasar ROVs onboard the construction support vessel (CSV), Olympic Ares.
The two ROVs will be installed in the purpose-built ROV hangers onboard the vessel by BRIL for ROV and survey services.
This follows the signing of a charter agreement with Bibby Offshore and Olympic Shipping for the Olympic Ares for a seasonal charter during 2014, with options to extend. BRIL will install the ROVs in Q4 this year and Bibby Offshore and Olympic will jointly market the vessel up until the charter agreement begins in 2014.
Established at the end of 2011, BRIL has grown significantly with staff numbers increasing significantly, with the addition of 20 onshore personnel and the offshore workforce trebling to more than 100.
Increased market demand for ROV services, along with major contract wins in the renewable and oil and gas sector has driven BRIL’s rapid development and has firmly established the business as a leading remote intervention contractor with numerous third-party clients.
Mike Arnold, chief operating officer of BRIL said: “We are delighted to secure this contract to install these world-class Quasar ROVs on the Olympic Ares and look forward to a long term relationship with Olympic Shipping.
“To deliver high quality products and services to our clients, we have invested significantly in our ROV fleet, including the addition of the 150hp Quasars to our 13 systems.
Bibby Offshore and new sister company, Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), have grown from 10 employees in 2003, to now employing more than 1300 people onshore and offshore worldwide, with offices in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Singapore, Trinidad, and Houston. The company has an international fleet of six subsea support vessels and 13 ROVs, and will continue to add to their fleet to meet demand.