A second DP2 ‘walk-to-work’ accommodation support vessel (ASV) has been delivered to Bibby Marine Services by Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The 90m-long ASV 9020, named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will be deployed in the North Sea where it will work off the coast of Germany on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned wind farms – Hohe See and Albatross. The vessel, a sister ship to Bibby WaveMaster 1, will work for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW.
Damen sales manager for the UK and Ireland, Arjen van Elk, said: “We are very pleased to be handing over Bibby’s second ASV 9020 walk-to-work vessel. Following the celebrations of her naming ceremony earlier this year, she is now fully ready to begin her first long-term contract. With two vessels in operation, the ASV 9020 is most certainly a proven concept and Damen Shipyards Galati has once again demonstrated its ability to deliver sophisticated ships on time and to the highest standards.”