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    BOURBON expands services in the Caribbean

    Company News // May 23, 2013

    BOURBON says it continues to expand in the Antilles-Guyana area.

    Back in April 2009, an oil company called on BOURBON to transport its personnel to the platforms it managed on the east coast of Trinidad. The group decided to set up a logistic and technical structure on location. Two Surfer 1800 vessels began providing the first rotations from the Galeota Point base in August.

    In an area where over 20 helicopters work on a daily basis, this initial contract enabled BOURBON and its local affiliate Bourbon Offshore Trinidad to provide transport services to the dozen oil companies based in the area.

    Since then, BOURBON has extended its fleet and range of services in the Caribbean area. It started with two Surfers followed by five supply vessels (including four Bourbon Liberty vessels) and three crewboats (two Surfers and a FSIV).

    These vessels enable the group to provide locally merchandise supply and personnel transport, logistical provisions and the towing and positioning of oil installations.

    “Our establishment in the area and success since 2009 have proved our strategy,” said David Chevessier, Bourbon Offshore Trinidad’s General Manager. “Our crewboats, both our Surfers and FSIVs, have managed to provide a safe, reliable and economic solution.”

    BOURBON says it has foresees encouraging prospects for the years to come in the Caribbean area, with several tenders ongoing, and a three-year contract in Trinidad was signed at the beginning of May to provide three next-generation, DP2 FSIVs.


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