Dalby Offshore Services – a local company profile

Dalby Offshore is a vessel and marine operator based in Yorkshire and working around the world on a number of projects. Established in 2007 by Stuart McNiven a former Ship’s Captain and Senior Executive with the APMoller/Maersk Group Dalby Offshore has established itself as a Company that focuses on a quality of service and attention to clients requirements. Dalby has a number of blue chip clients and has achieved preferred supplier status to a number of Tier 1 organisations.  

Dalby own, operate and manage a fleet of fast, high specification, multi functional  Wind Farm Support Vessels, an industry they have supported since 2009.Additionally a large accommodation Barge The ASV Pioneer and various other tugs and workboats either owned or chartered.

 Dalby Offshore have made a significant commitment and investment to the Offshore Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessels with two  vessels added to the fleet in the summer of 2014, the Dalby Swale & Dalby Wharfe which have gone straight out to work on the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm for SSE. Further investment is  planned over the next 3 years with the next delivery being a new 30m vessel due delivery in early 2015. This vessel will be capable of carrying 16 persons offshore for up to 7 days and we expect the vessel to have a high level of interest to assist in diving operations and survey. Our fleet of vessels are fully classed and in conjunction with our builders, Alicat are designed to provide safety and comfort for passengers and crew whilst working in all environments.

The ASV Pioneer – can hold up to 120 crew and personnel whilst offshore and has just finished a significant contract in Italy as a ‘Salvage Support’ unit this  adding to Dalby Offshores list of services. The Pioneer was a key part of  the biggest and most expensive marine salvage in History,  the Costa Concordia and was on site for over 16 months .Dalby had a number of other vessels on the project and from the pioneer catered for over  300 people on a 24/7 basis for many months.

Dalby Offshore offer a number of different marine services and as the owned fleet builds we expect these services to expand. Our core of dedicated professionals are flexible and as a relatively small team capable of moving quickly in respect of business opportunities.

Dalby Offshore’s head office is based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. We also have an office in Lowestoft, Norwich and recently opened an office in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The Hometown of Dalby Offshores Owner & Managing Director Stuart McNiven. Its hoped that Whitby and Scarborough in the future  will be utilised for smaller vessel operations, particularly on the proposed  Dogger Bank and Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm that are scheduled to start construction in 2016.

The Scarborough office is based in the historic building the ‘Toll House’ and was built in 1900 as a toll house that connects the North & South bays of Scarborough. The new office will provide support for existing operations and will be used as a crewing/ admin office.

A small gathering saw the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough officially open the premises, where friends, colleagues and VIPs toasted to having Dalby Offshore in Scarborough Town. This is seen as a “small toe in the sea” to see what happens with the Round 3 Wind farms.


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