JUNE 27, 2013 — Paris headquartered offshore services giant Bourbon has ordered a further 150-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane from Cargotec's MacGregor unit. Delivery is scheduled for August 2014.
As with nine of ten such cranes ordered from MacGregor by Bourbon in 2007, this latest unit is to be installed on a Bourbon Evolution 800 multi-purpose support vessel under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard, in China.
"Ongoing experience of MacGregor's offshore cranes and Bourbon shared return on experience on previous order to MacGregor has played a significant role in Bourbon ordering another 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane," says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling.
Designed to meet the new development challenges of offshore oil and gas operations and operate safely at a depth of 3,000 m, the Bourbon Evolution 800 series vessels offer an array of services at a par with deepwater offshore market in terms of operations and finance. They fit perfectly with Bourbon's strategy of standardizing its fleet, as illustrated by the choice of using the same 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane for each vessel.
MacGregor crane installed on the MPSV Bourbon Evolution 802