Bourbon Arctic deliveredVessel & ROV News // March 4, 2016
Bourbon Offshore has taken delivery of newbuild AHTS vessel Bourbon Arctic from Vard Holdings Ltd. The vessel is a Vard 2 12 Arctic AHTS design.
Broker Seabrokers said the hull of the vessel was built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, with the rest of the construction
process taking place at Vard Brattvaag in Norway.
The Vard 2 12 Arctic design has a length of 93.6m and a moulded breadth of 24.0m. The ships has a reinforced Ice-1A hull, and is capable of undertaking operations in extreme Arctic and deep water environments.
Bourbon Arctic has a bollard pull of 307 tonnes in boost mode, with a capacity of 193 tonnes in diesel-electric mode with the use of azimuth thrusters, and a capacity of 175 tonnes in diesel electric-mode without the use of azimuth thrusters.
The vessel has been outfitted with Rolls-Royce engines and deck equipment and has a cargo deck area of 780m² and accommodation for 60 persons.
Seabrokers said Bourbon Arctic has entered the North Sea spot market.