Bibby wins £100m North Sea BP deal

A shipping and marine operations company has been awarded a major offshore contract worth around £100 million by BP. Bibby Ship Management, a subsidiary of business-to-business services group Bibby Line, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A shipping and marine operations company has been awarded a major offshore contract worth around £100 million by BP.

Bibby Ship Management, a subsidiary of business-to-business services group Bibby Line, will provide support for the building and commissioning of two new platform supply vessels (PSVs) and will help manage BP’s existing vessels in the North Sea.

The deal, which will be managed from Aberdeen, is expected to run for a minimum of five years and is claimed to have secured 200 jobs.

Mark Hardie, BP’s UK Logistics Infrastructure Manager said: “This award is a key component of BP’s long term marine strategy and we look forward to working with Bibby Ship Management to ensure high levels of service to our offshore operations.

“The five-year contract involves managing the existing Caledonian vessels as well as the two new high specification supply vessels which will be joining the BP fleet from 2014. The award is good news for the 200 crew and support staff involved in this contract.”