Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL) have now taken delivery of their fifth and sixth Quasar MkII vehicle which increases their fleet to seven SMD work class ROV systems. Both Quasar vehicles are 150hp 3000m rated work class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) complete with Launch and Recovery System (LARS).

The Quasar work class ROV is the mid-sized vehicle in SMD’s Q-Series work class ROV range offering class leading in-current performance, tooling, instrument space and access for maintenance. Utilising the latest multi-platform Curvetech™ components, the Quasar is an all-round performer capable of survey, construction and drill support operations.

One of BRILs new ROVs, Quasar 23, is to be mobilised in the Gulf of Mexico on DSV Texas, and will be conducting a variety of tasks including pipelay support, light construction and inspection work.

Their other new ROV, Quasar 22 has mobilised to Singapore and is available for work.

Bibby also own an Atom ultra compact work class ROV which is currently mobilised in South East Asia onboard Bibby Spring DSV, and has already assisted in numerous projects ranging from dive support, light construction and pipeline inspection tasks.

Bibby are reporting ROV fleet downtime of 1% for 2014 and their end clients expectations are being exceeded with these versatile new generation of SMD vehicles.

Mark Wood, BRIL’s Managing Director for Remote Support Services commented: “We are delighted to add a further two Quasar ROV systems to our ever expanding fleet. With a fleet now totalling 16 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), we continue to increase our service offering to our clients and this recent delivery from SMD allows us to deliver more assets into the Southeast Asian and North American regions. Our relationship with SMD is instrumental in delivering high quality service to our clients, and we look forward to their ongoing support.

Mark Collins, Deputy MD for SMD RAS commented: “Bibby’s ROV division has grown swiftly since being formed in 2011 and is carving out a reputation for offering high quality ROV services. We have been Bibby’s Work Class ROV supplier from the start and will continue to support them through a close technical partnership. We are delighted Bibby have chosen to add more Quasar systems and continue expanding their fleet with SMD equipment.”

BRIL formed in 2011 as a subsidiary of Bibby Offshore and have a solid reputation in the oil & gas industry of providing safe, innovative and cost effective solutions. This division provides complimentary services to Bibby Offshore through the provision of diverless intervention and world-class remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) services.

SMD is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturing Work Class ROVs, trenching systems, and subsea mining machines. They have a worldwide customer base operating in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, renewables, defence and scientific markets, and offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Brazil.

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