Photo: MDL RDS-400

MDL Scores Twice with Bibby Offshore

Following umbilical installation job with Bibby Offshore, Maritime Developments (MDL) has won a flex lay project with the EPCI contractor.

The recently concluded project in a North Sea gas field used the MDL RDS-400, a 400-tonne reel drive system, operated by MDL offshore personnel and supported by the company’s 3m radius departure chute.

The spread was used for the recovery and replacement of a 2-kilometer electrical umbilical.

The subsequent project will use the same RDS model to install a riser in an oilfield offshore Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dave Gardiner, MDL business development & commercial manager, said: “These two projects highlight the successful ongoing relationship between MDL and Bibby Offshore, which actually started when the MDL rental service was launched in 2014.

“With the quick, efficient and safe operations of all our offshore fleet, and the proximity to our extensive pool of services in Scotland, this makes for a beneficial partnership for both companies.”