Bibby Marine Services Limited held a naming ceremony for Bibby WaveMaster 1 in Rotterdam on Wednesday, 6 September.
Following the naming ceremony, the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) will undergo final systems testing and then head to Harwich to start her first charter with innogy and James Fisher Marine Services on the Galloper offshore wind farm project.
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.
Galloper is a 56-turbine project located approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk. innogy SE is leading the development and construction of the project on behalf of its partners who also include the UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital.