Solstad Farstad fixes subsea vessel to Bibby Offshore

Solstad Farstad has entered into a contract with Bibby Offshore for the 2001-built deepwater subsea construction and umbilical lay DP vessel Normand Clipper.

The vessel will commence the contract, which will see it performing operations in the North Sea, between mid-March and mid-April for a period of 120 days firm. Bibby also has options available for 150 days in 2019 and 180 days in 2020.

Hans Knut Skår, EVP – subsea constructions & renewable of Solstad Farstad, commented: “SolstadFarstad is excited to once again be awarded a vessel contract with Bibby to support their operations in the North Sea and we are pleased to note that the subsea activity in the region is improving.”

“We are delighted to have secured this charter with SolstadFarstad for the Normand Clipper.  She will be a very welcome addition to our fleet and provides us with a high quality vessel with a proven track record of offshore construction work in the North Sea,” added Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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