New French vessel named in Norway


French vessel provider Bourbon confirmed a naming ceremony for its anchor handler Wednesday; it was named in Norway in presence of it’s Godmother, CEO of Lundin Petroleum. It will travel to the Barents Sea, supporting Lundin operations offshore.

The Bourbon Arctic was delivered from Vard Brattvag shipyard in Norway. According to Bourbon Offshore, it has the highest bollard pull in the world in diesel-electric mode, pulling at 193 t and 307 t in boost. They said it will be operational in temperatures as low as -20° C and can welcome up to 60 people (crew included), having the flexibility to float when not in anchor operation functions.

Article written by HEI contributor Marcela Abarca.

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