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Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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In the Yard Bibby Offshore invested nearly $45m in the past six months towards increasing its international ß eet of subsea support vessels by 40%. Most recently, the company signed a contract to charter EDT Jane, a newbuild remotely operated vehicle support vessel (ROVSV). The company now boasts a ß eet of eight vessels and 15 ROVs. This dedicated ROVSV with full survey and inspec- tion spread will be mobilized from April 2014 as part of a 180-day charter, with options to extend for an additional three years. With the continued growth of Bibby OffshoreÕs sis- ter company, Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), a ROVSV was required to deliver contracted subsea commit- ments, as well as the increasing demand for the full suite of survey and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) that this class leading vessel can provide. In line with its existing work scope, BRIL will install a mixed ß eet of work-class and ob- servation class ROVs onboard the vessel, including an SMD 150hp Quasar work class ROV, SeaEye Cougar Inspection class ROV and a SeaEye Lynx Observation Inspection class ROV. Bibby O shore Invests in Fleet Bibby engineers working on an ROV on-board one of its subsea support vessels. Mike Arnold, Bibby Offshore?s COO, Western Hemisphere. CSS Olympia GranEnergia took delivery of the Compact Semi-Sub- mersible (CSS) Olympia from MAC Offshore. STX Marine (STXM) and CSS Designs Ltd. developed the CSS design over the past Þ ve years. Built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, China, the CSS Olympia is 84.25m long with a capacity for 500 people. The primary function of the Olympia is to act as a ß oating accommodation unit for rig personnel. The vessel has a DP-3 rating and will remain con- nected to an offshore facility via a telescopic gangway system. Other features include a 12.8 ton rated helideck, and a 150MT telescopic boom crane. 18 MTRMarch 2014 MTR #2 (18-33).indd 18MTR #2 (18-33).indd 182/21/2014 10:23:24 AM2/21/2014 10:23:24 AM

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