Paris-based offshore support vessel operator Bourbon has inked a five-year charter deal with oil and gas geophysical survey company CGGVeritas, Paris, France, for six new seismic support and assistance vessels that will be delivered at the end of 2012.
Following a tender procedure, Bourbon decided to build the 53-meter seismic support vessels at Grandweld Shipyards in Dubai. The new vessels will feature hybrid propulsion systems and be used to support the fleet of CGGVeritas seismic survey vessels operating all over the world, providing them with the requisite ancillary services including crew change, fuel delivery, storage, assistance and support during in-sea maintenance operations.
Christian Lefèvre, CEO of BOURBON, says the deal “emphasizes Bourbon’s recognized
expertise in the design and management of oil and gas marine services vessels. The construction of a new segment of vessels for our fleet fits perfectly with the investments we are making under the BOURBON 2015 strategic plan.”
June 28, 2011