Bibby Ship Management Singapore has been appointed as the technical and crewing managers for the OSX 2, an FPSO vessel, working in conjunction with overall project managers Tecnomar & Associates.
The office has also secured a contract with Global Samson to take over the management of two Platform Supply Vessels, the Ocean Turquoise 1 and another vessel which is currently being finalised.
The contract wins come on the back of Bibby Ship Management securing a contract to supply crew management services to Chevron North Sea’s Alba-FSU, and further demonstrate the company’s focus on servicing the offshore oil and gas market.
Chris Stone, Chief Operating Officer at Bibby Ship Management Group, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that, through these two new contracts, Bibby Ship Management is receiving recognition for providing exceptional service.”
Arvind Mohan, Managing Director – Singapore, at Bibby Ship Management Group, added: “It is a great privilege to have partnered with Tecnomar & Associates and Samson Global, both of whom are leading players in the offshore industry. We look forward to creating a long-term working relationship and partnership over the coming months.”
Ashwin Samant of Global Samson said: “The Ocean Turquoise 1 is a new building PSV and the largest in our fleet, and we are confident that Bibby Ship Management is up to the challenge of managing our vessels, considering their experience and professional services in the offshore and maritime sector. It is a partnership we look forward to developing”.
Paul Hopkins, Managing Director at Tecnomar & Associates said: “The collaboration venture with Bibby Ship Management is a key element going forward, in terms of how we execute this contract providing industry recognized professional services during the current preservation and FPSO hot stack lay-up phase. Quality, reliable support from the Bibby team in Singapore affords Tecnomar the opportunity to complement our in-house specialist energy sector technical services and offer the most comprehensive package available.”
OSX 2 is a platform for the production and storage of oil, originating from the modification of a VLCC (previously named the Concorde Spirit). The adaptation was performed by SBM Offshore Singapore, at the premises of the Shipyard Keppel, in 2013.
The FPSO was rebuilt, in accordance with the rules and regulations of ABS as Class, for a useful life of 20 years without the need for repairs. The vessel provides accommodation for up to 80 people, as well as a helideck and facilities for the storage and transfer of oil, services and utilities.
About Bibby Ship Management Group
Bibby Ship Management provides marine solutions to the global maritime industry.
• Operates in 16 locations in 8 countries – UK, Singapore, Isle of Man, India, Norway, Philippines, Sweden, and Ukraine.
• Part of the Bibby Line Group that has been in shipping for over 200 years.
• Dedicated maritime training centres – India & Ukraine.
• Manages over 60 vessels including:
• Product Tankers
• Oil & Gas Carriers
• Anchor Handling
• Jack-up Rigs
• Bulk carriers
• Accommodation barges
• c50% of managed vessels are in the offshore industry
• Marine Services include:
– Technical Management
– Crew Management
– Crew Supply
– Cadet Management
– Industrial Relations
– Ship Lay-Up Solutions
– Yacht Management
– Marine and Offshore Surveying
• c4, 000 seafarers / c300 onshore staff
• Recently acquired GAC Travel & Murray Fenton (India)
For more information visit: www.bibbyshipmanagement.com