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    New contract with Norsk Hydro for Bourbon Orca

    Vessel & ROV News // January 22, 2007

    Bourbon Orca is the subject of a new three-year deal with Hydro.

    Hydro has confirmed that it has entered into a three-year agreement regarding the AHTS Bourbon Orca.

    The contract is valued at around NKr 250 million, and the deal with Bourbon Offshore Norway also incudes three one-year option periods which will increase the total value of the contract to around NKr 500 million.

    Bourbon Orca will continue with a task it is already carrying out for Hydro. Along with the vessels Skandi Admiral and Bourbon Surf it will form a pool of support vessels operating out of Mongstad, north of Bergen.

    Whilst Skandi Admiral is used to a large extent in the northern areas, the two Bourbon vessels play a key role in Hydro's operations in the North Sea.

    Bourbon Orca is of the Ulstein AX104 design, known for its special hull shape and Ulstein X-Bow and for its sage anchor handling equipment.


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