Bourbon Vessel Sets Sail for Saudi Arabia

The Bourbon Supporter, the second vessel of a series of two IMR (Inspection Maintenance Repair) constructed in France by Socarenam shipyard at Boulogne, has strengthened the existing fleet of 15 IMR vessels in July. The Bourbon Supporter is currently on its way to Saudi Arabia for a two year contract, where it will operate at the end of August as a support vessel in subsea seismic testing. Thereafter, the vessel will continue to operate in international offshore marine services (maintenance of oil facilities, production maintenance work, underwater inspection...) like her sistership, Bourbon Enterprise. The Bourbon Enterprise started a new contract in June for windfarm installation support off the east coast of England on one the world's largest offshore installation projects. This contract is a first for the group that develops in the growth market of renewable energies and sustainable development.

"These contracts demonstrate that through Bourbon Subsea Services' Activity, BOURBON is able to position itself in new growth markets such as sustainable development and renewable energies, offering the full scope of its services and know- how," said Patrick Belenfant, Bourbon Subsea Services Managing Director. "We are delighted to work for international groups that recognize the performance and innovativeness of our vessels which help clients reduce their logistic costs."

With a Length of 76 meters and a width of 19.5 meters, these two IMR vessels can accommodate 103 persons under excellent comfort and safety conditions thanks to their diesel-electric propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning system.