As part of its continuing global growth strategy, subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has announced the opening of a new division and international base in Houston.
The company, that also has bases in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Singapore and Trinidad, has initially invested over £3million into the new division, Bibby Subsea Inc.
As part of the expansion plan, Andrew Duncan will relocate to Houston, from his existing position of business and commercial director at the company’s Aberdeen HQ, to president and managing director of Bibby Subsea. He will be responsible for establishing the Bibby Subsea brand in the US and implementing Bibby’s robust corporate framework within this new area.
The new division has also secured its first contract mobilising a SMD Quasar work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) on Cal Dive International’s support vessel, Mystic Viking. This represents Bibby Subsea’s first call off job since signing a Master Service Agreement with Cal Dive. The contract, valued at circa £600,000, is for a pipeline touchdown monitoring project in Mexico with a likely duration of over two months.