Bibby WaveMaster 1, Bibby Marine Services’ service operation vessel (SOV), has left Damen shipyard in Galati, Romania, and has started its maiden voyage.
After completing its sea trials in the Black Sea at the beginning of the month, the vessel is getting ready to set sail for its first project at the Galloper offshore wind farm where it will be deployed to support the commissioning works.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 is a custom-designed 90-metre SOV, built on a DP-2 (Dynamic Positioning) platform, with a motion compensated access system Walk-to-Work (W2W) and a Comfort Class 2 standard accommodation comprising 60 individual en-suite berths.
Damen launched the vessel at its Galati shipyard in Romania on 24 March. This is the first of Damen’s purpose-built SOVs with W2W capability.