Bibby WaveMaster 1 Gets Its Galloper Groove On
Bibby WaveMaster 1 undertook its first significant charter this week as the vessel departed from Harwich to support the construction of the Galloper offshore wind farm, innogy informed via social media.
James Fisher Marine Services, the main offshore marine services contractor for the Galloper offshore wind farm, chartered the Bibby WaveMaster for a three-month period with options to extend to support the offshore commissioning phase of the works.
The service operation vessel (SOV), the first of Damen’s purpose-built SOVs with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, has been built by Damen’s Galati shipyard in Romania on behalf of its owners Bibby Marine Services, who took delivery of the vessel in August.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 is a custom-designed 90-metre SOV, built on a DP-2 (Dynamic Positioning) platform, with a motion compensated W2W access system and a Comfort Class 2 standard accommodation comprising 60 individual en-suite berths.