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MTR MTR 100 100Going back to 1807, Bibby Offshore has kept up its tradition of top-class ship ownership for more than two centuries. It has since expanded its services to the offshore oil and gas industries, starting in the 1980s. Sixth generation Sir Mi-chael Bibby has been able to uphold the values that his ancestors created the company upon. Over the past 10 years, Bibby and its sister companies have sky- rocketed in size, going from having just 10 employees, to having 1300 employ- ees today. Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), a branch of Bibby Offshore, has added to its ß eet by signing a charter for an IRM (Inspection Repair and Mainte-nance) light construction vessel and two ROVs. These charter agreements have been reached in preparation for the construc-tion of an MT6021 vessel. The vessel serves the purpose of providing IRM services, pipeline & structural inspec-tion, and light construction support. The ROVs, SMD Quasar 150hp vehicles, will aid with survey, construction, and drill support operations in Bibby Off- shoreÕs newer markets, Southeast Asia and North America. Additionally, Bib- bly Offshore has invested nearly $51.4 million in an effort to expand its ß eet. This investment has gone towards such vehicles as the EDT Jane , an ROV sup- port vessel. Bibby Offshore has had booming suc- cess in its newly developed North Amer- ican division, Bibby Subsea. Located in Houston, the branch has tripled since its inception. Market demand has been great, projected to grow 43% over the next Þ ve years. Atmosphere One, Prospect Road, Atmosphere One, Prospect Road, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FJ, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FJ, Scotland Scotland T: +44 (0) 1224 857755 T: +44 (0) 1224 857755 E: E: W: W: Chairman: Sir Michael Bibby Chairman: Sir Michael Bibby CEO: Howard Woodcock CEO: Howard Woodcock Bibby O shore 51 Raddall Ave, Unit 10 51 Raddall Ave, Unit 10 Dartmouth, NS, Canada, B3B 1T6 Dartmouth, NS, Canada, B3B 1T6 T: 1-902-466-7000 T: 1-902-466-7000 E: E: W: W: CEO/President: Darrin Verge CEO/President: Darrin Verge No. of Employees: 6 No. of Employees: 6 ROMOR Ocean Solutions has cre- ated the source, supply and solutions to meet customers, oceanographic and geophysical application requirements. With 30 years of experience in the ma- rine and ocean technology industry, RO- MOR has become a leading provider of world renowned instrumentation in the oceanographic, defense and offshore oil & gas sectors. Working closely with in- dustry, academia and governments, RO- MOR has been able to source, supply and solve the customerÕs requirement to retrieve and collect data in the Þ eld. Whether it is providing instrumentation, support, or collaboration to its custom-ers, ROMOR is focused on discover- ing and introducing new opportunities to the world. The ROMOR C-ROM (Compact Recoverable Ocean Mooring) is an oceanographic subsurface moor- ing solution that offers a reliable and compact design to mooring and recov- ering oceanographic instrumentation. The C-ROM consists of a subsurface ß otation collar mounting assembly for instrumentation that provides approxi- mately 80lbs positive buoyancy start- ing at depths of 750m, progressing to full ocean depth. The C-ROM ß oatation collar encloses a customer speciÞ ed acoustic release assembly as well as the client speciÞ ed instrument(s) that can be accommodated within the dimen-sions of the design. The arrangement is a two-piece ß otation collar that fastens directly to a strong back assembly to which the acoustic release is attached. Each half of the collar is a polyethylene shell Þ lled with a syntactic foam. As an option, the C-ROM Roto Drum can be included with the C-ROM to enable re- covery of the mooring anchor once the mooring has been released and surfaced. Additional options, such as an acoustic modem for remote data collection, can also be included into this design.ROMOR Ocean Solutions 26 MTRJuly/August 2014 MTR #6 (18-33).indd 26MTR #6 (18-33).indd 267/31/2014 9:54:56 AM7/31/2014 9:54:56 AM

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