Bourbon opens Saint Petersburg based affiliate

Written by Nick Blenkey

bourbonParis-headquartered offshore services giant Bourbon has opened Bourbon Baltic, an affiliate based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to optimize crew recruitment and to continue offering oil and gas clients around the world top quality ship management services. Bourbon Baltic focuses on ship management of Bourbon vessels and continues a Bourbon tradition of locating ship management close to sources of marine crew.

Northwestern Russia with its center in St. Petersburg has a long-standing tradition of maritime activity and was chosen by Bourbon for the Group’s Russian affiliate.

“Thanks to Bourbon Baltic’s strategic location, we will be able to draw from a large pool of graduates of prestigious marine academies as well as maritime industry workers who are recognized globally as being highly competent and experienced,” says Bourbon Senior Vice President Fleet Management Marine & Subsea Services Frank Dambrin. “This further strengthens our position as an offshore service provider dedicated to meeting the most demanding needs of our global oil and gas clients.”

Bourbon Baltic provides offshore companies with vessels delivering the same reliable service and client satisfaction as the Group’s established network of affiliates which currently spans twenty-six countries worldwide.

Following the St. Petersburg company’s launch, its first managed vessel, Bourbon Liberty 249, started her first contract in Congo this month. A second vessel, Bourbon Liberty 251 will arrive in Western Africa beginning of 2012. Another three vessels are scheduled to join Bourbon Baltic in 2012.  

“Bourbon’s mission is to provide clients with ship management services which meet the highest standards in excellence.” says Bourbon Baltic Managing Director Meelis Maitse. “Our goal is to meet customer expectations and ensure incident-free working environment without compromising the superior performance levels offered by Bourbon vessels and their first-class crews.”

The affiliate’s Managing Director and his team in Saint Petersburg work to ensure that every operation overseen by the affiliate adheres to Bourbon priorities: client satisfaction, safety, competencies, availability and cost reduction.

December 15, 2011

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