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    Grandweld delivers third of six seismic support vessels

    Yard News // December 5, 2013

    Grandweld Shipyards has delivered Bourbon Gannet, the third hybrid seismic support vessel in a series of six for Bourbon Offshore. The vessel was handed over in a delivery ceremony held on 23 November 2013 at Grandweld's facilities in Dubai Maritime City.

    The 54m, 50 tonnes bollard pull vessel will be operated by CGG to assist in seismic operations such as chasing, towing, storage and transport of offshore supplies and crew.

    Bourbon Petrel and Bourbon Fulmar, sister vessels of Bourbon Gannet and previously delivered by Grandweld as part of the same newbuild contract with Bourbon,  are fully operational and already in service and are operating in Europe.

    Bourbon Gannet is equipped with a highly flexible hybrid propulsion system that allows operation under a variety of efficient propulsion configurations including diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric and hybrid mode, resulting in significant fuel savings and reduction in CO2 and sulphur emissions.

    Bourbon Gannet is fitted with two electric bow thrusters and two flap-type rudders to enhance manoeuvrability. It also has a distance line winch, dip winch, moonpool, fuel hose storage reel, Yokohama fenders and workboat davit.


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