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. 

OrbisEnergy Tenant, 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.



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Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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