Bordelon Marine takes delivery of ultra-light intervention vesselVessel & ROV News // May 27, 2015
Sheila Bordelon is described as an 'ultra-light intervention vessel'.
Bordelon Marine in the US has taken delivery of Sheila Bordelon, a DP2 ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV).
The highly specialized vessel has a NOV 50 ton active heave compensated crane with 3,000m of wire, and a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two work-class ROV systems.
Shelia Bordelon offers 6,200ft2 of clear deck space, accommodation for 60, and two independent USBL systems. The vessel is also equipped with four additional below deck Tier 3 generators, providing fully redundant power to the crane and ROVs.
Wes Bordelon, the company's CEO, said: "We are very excited to introduce Shelia Bordelon and the ULIV concept to the subsea market.
"We think it hits a sweet spot and provides an affordable high-spec option that the industry is currently missing. As subsea infrastructure develops, the ULIV will play an increasingly important role in the vessel portfolio of these projects. Thus providing a much needed cost benefit option to the client."