FEBRUARY 3, 2014 — Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) has marked its beginning of 2014 with the successful delivery of the GPA 696 IMR Bourbon Evolution 804. The vessel is the fourth of ten IMR vessels in this long-term newbuild project with Bourbon and Sinopacific Shipbuilding.
The series, the first DP-3 classed vessels in Bourbon’s entire fleet, is characterized by its versatility allowing provision of services such as well stimulation, rescue, hotel vessels or ]light intervention on wells while offering modern conditions aboard with meeting rooms, offices, lounges and comfortable cabins.
GPA has supported the project in its entirety, delivering the concept design, regulatory package and final design, as well as providing onsite support to Bourbon and Sinopacific throughout construction.
Designed and constructed in line with GPA’s principles and methods, the customized vessel series using standard components grants optimized cargo capacity, improved fuel consumption, ease of maintenance, redundancy, excellent maneuverability, superb sea keeping and highest safety and comfort levels for the 105 crew members the vessels can each accommodate and corresponds well with Bourbon’s built in series approach.
“We have accompanied and fully supported the construction of over 100 GPA-designed vessels for Bourbon at Sinopacific Shipbuilding in recent years. Each delivery is a further significant milestone to us and reinforces our long-standing relationships with our clients and suppliers,” says George Karantsavelos, Senior Naval Architect and Project Manager of the GPA 696 IMR series.