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Sonsub to deploy new ROV intervention vessel in West Africa
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006 @ 15:55:51 EDT
Topic: GENERAL NEWS


sonsub_logoSonsub has entered into a long term charter with vessel specialist Bourbon for the provision of a newbuild vessel to be dedicated to deeepwater intervention in West Africa. The vessel will be named Bourbon Trieste, in honour of the famous bathyscaphe that holds the world record for deepest dive and will be delivered in the 4th quarter of 2007.

The vessel will be 85m long by 18m wide with a DP Class 2 diesel-electric propulsion system. There will be a 100t AHC knuckle-boom crane and a 10t Auxiliary crane, both with fast deepwater deployment capabilities. Based on specific job requirements, Sonsub will install one or two Innovator Heavy Work Class ROV systems with full 3,000m water depth operating capacity.

The spread will be dedicated mainly to Light Subsea Construction and IRM activities in deepwater and Sonsub believes that the combination of BOURBON and Saipem's long established expertise in West African offshore operations will lead to a very successful partnership.

October 20, 2006

Bourbon Trieste






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