"Bourbon Supporter"

New IMR vessel to start contract in Saudi Arabia

The "Bourbon Supporter", the second vessel of a series of two IMR (Inspection Maintenance Repair) constructed in France by Socarenam shipyard at Boulogne for Bourbon Subsea Services, has started a two year contract at Saudi Arabia, where it operates as a support vessel in subsea seismic testing.

Thereafter, the vessel will continue to operate in international offshore marine services (maintenance of oil facilities, production maintenance work, underwater inspection...) like her sistership, "Bourbon Enterprise". The Bourbon Enterprise started a new contract for windfarm installation support off the east coast of England on one the world’s largest offshore installation projects. This contract is a first for the group that develops in the growth market of renewable energies and sustainable development.

With a length of 76 m and a width of 19.5 m, these two IMR vessels can accommodate 103 persons under excellent comfort and safety conditions thanks to their diesel-electric propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning system.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore