First Operation of New AHTS Vessel for Lundin Petroleum

Published Mar 21, 2016
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Bourbon Arctic AHTS vessel
Classified as a Clean Design vessel, Bourbon Arctic complies with the most stringent requirements with regards to emissions to the air and discharges to the sea (photo: Kay-Åge Fugledal)

BOURBON has announced that it has taken delivery, as scheduled, of the Bourbon Arctic from the Vard Brattvåg shipyard (Norway) and completed her first anchor handling operation. The vessel was engaged in the disconnection and unmooring operation of the Island Innovator located at the Fosen field in the central North Sea.

As a large anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, the Bourbon Arctic is specially designed to operate in remote areas all over the world and equipped for advanced anchor handling and towing operations. Capable of intervening in the most complex environments, she boasts a bollard pull of 307 tonnes in boost mode and 193 t in diesel electric mode, this being among the highest Bollard Pull in the world in this mode. Her winch and storage capacities may have no equivalent on the market. It is thanks to her exceptional capacities that it has been chosen by Lundin Petroleum.

Extremely versatile, she can perform numerous tasks in addition to anchor-handling, such as supply duties, oil recovery, standby operations, fire fighting, rescue (up to 300 survivors) and ROV operations. With a strengthened hull and enhanced winterisation equipment (Ice class), she is perfectly suited for work in temperatures down to -20° C while ensuring maximum safety conditions.

“I have been on board the vessel for nine days and I am greatly impressed; BOURBON has really stepped up on most levels with this vessel. It’s easy to see that, once completed with an ROV and a first class ROV operator, this could be a very good vessel for most of our marine operations.” says Sigmund Hertzberg, Senior Marine Supervisor of Lundin Norway AS.

Tags: BOURBON, Lundin Norway


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