Bordelon takes delivery of next generation ULIV

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 — Lockport, LA, headquartered Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the DP2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel (ULIV) Brandon Bordelon, built at its Houma, LA, shipyard, Bordelon Shipbuilders.

The highly specialized 257 ft x 52 ft vessel features a helideck, a 60 ton AHC crane with 3,000 m of wire, POB (60), a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6,200 sq. ft. of clear useable deck space.

The Brandon Bordelon is equipped with two Sonardyne Ranger2 Pro thru-hull USBL full systems. Ranger 2 is a high performance acoustic position reference system designed for tracking underwater targets and positioning dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. It uses the Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) positioning method to calculate the position of a subsea target, for example an ROV, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target.

The vessel delivers a fully integrated ROV control room, ROV support offices, below deck work and storage spaces, extensive communications and ROV data network, plug and play, with patch panel racks installed — all tied into the vessel systems, bridge, office, and accommodation spaces.

The vessel is designed with removable bulwarks around the entire aft of vessel along with power, water, air, and hydraulic oil connections on the deck.

Four additional below deck Tier 3 generators provide fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.

"We are very excited to introduce the M/V Brandon Bordelon," says CEO Wes Bordelon. "This vessel is the next generation design of the Stingray series and continues our commitment of the ULIV concept to the subsea market. With the addition of a helideck and other integrated systems the Brandon provides an additional highly capable and low cost vessel option to our clients."

Download the vessel's specs HERE

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