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Bourbon Pearl joins Sonsub fleet

Posted on 14.11.2008 - 07:31 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Bourbon Pearl joins Sonsub fleetThe latest addition to the Saipem UK fleet, the Bourbon Pearl, was delivered to Sonsub in Stavanger, Norway on 27th June prior to commencing operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, providing work-class ROV support.

Bourbon PearlBuilt at Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co Ltd (China), the vessel was delivered to Bourbon at the end of 2007 before being taken to Westcon yard (Norway) for an ROV support and light construction conversion programme. This included installation of a 100Te active heave compensated crane, helideck and new accommodation module, plus modifications for installation of the heavy weather Launch and Recovery System (LARS) and Innovator #21 - a brand new 250hp ROV.

Classed as a multipurpose ROV Support Vessel with special features for deepwater intervention, the 91 metre DP Class II vessel is Ulstein designed, capable of excellent station-keeping performance and suitable for operation worldwide.

Carlo Fusè (Vessels Manager) explains: "The Pearl is on a 3 year plus optional extension charter and will increase our capability in ROV support and light construction operations, whilst also giving us the opportunity to pursue the IRM market with a brand new, state-of-the-art asset."

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