Bibby Offshore has secured a contract to deliver subsea construction works for oil company Taqa’s Eider field located nearly 184km north-east of Shetland, offshore UK.

Under the six-month contract, Bibby Offshore will deploy its subsea support and construction vessel Olympic Ares and diving support vessel Bibby Polaris to undertake a multi-vessel approach.

Offshore operations at the field are scheduled to be complete this year. 

Bibby Offshore United Kingdom Continental Shelf managing director Barry Macleod said: “Our multi-vessel approach enabled the project team to tailor our capabilities to Taqa’s requirements, which plays a key role in demonstrating our ability to successfully deliver a variety of workscopes. 

"Offshore operations at the field are scheduled to be complete this year."

“We have supported Taqa’s operations previously and are delighted to have been selected to continue and strengthen this relationship throughout 2017.”

As part of the project, the existing Otter Production pipeline will be connected to the established Eider Oil Export pipeline.

The company will also use subsea bypass spools to connect the Tern-Eider water injection pipeline to the Otter water injection pipeline. 

In addition, Bibby Offshore will deliver spool piece metrology, barrier testing, removal of existing production and water injection spools and provide pre-commissioning support. 

The company will also be responsible for procurement, fabrication and installation of new bypass spools.