Bibby Marine Services’ service operation vessel (SOV), Bibby WaveMaster 1, has completed her maiden voyage from Damen shipyard in Galati, Romania, to the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The SOV will now undergo final sea trials and gangway tests prior to heading to the Galloper offshore wind farm to start her charter with innogy and James Fisher Marine Services, Galloper’s main offshore marine services contractor.
The vessel is expected to start supporting the commissioning works on the 336MW wind farm off Suffolk, UK, by mid-September.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 is a custom-designed 90-metre SOV, built on a DP-2 (Dynamic Positioning) platform, with a motion compensated Walk-to-Work (W2W) access system and a Comfort Class 2 standard accommodation comprising 60 individual en-suite berths.
The project has been delivered on time and within budget, Bibby Marine Services said.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 is Damen’s first purpose-built SOV with W2W capability.