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    Grandweld delivers new crewboat for Bourbon

    Vessel & ROV News // July 1, 2008

    Co-operation between Dubai’s Grandweld and Bourbon Offshore in France has led to the delivery of a powerful new crewboat.

    Registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Bourbon Axelle is expected to work in Nigeria.
    Designed by C & G Boats of Mobile Alabama the boat has the same propulsion package that was used for the 165ft Alioth launched in late 2007 by C & G for Rigon.

    The Grandweld vessel is also 165ft x 29ft with a moulded depth of 14ft. The engines are four Cummins KTA50M2 diesels delivering 1,800hp each to AZF4650 gears with 3.04:1 ratios.

    The four 54 x 53in propellers are mounted on 22ft long five-inch shafts.
    A 270hp Cummins 6CTA-8.3D (M) engine powers the bow thruster while the gensets are powered by 122hp Cummins 6BT5.9-D(M) engines.

    The boat has capacity for 19 tons of fuel in each of six tanks and 50,000 US gallons of water in 12 tanks. Deck cargo will be approximately 150 tons. The vessel is also equipped with a rescue boat.

    Delivered to her owners on May 14th, Bourbon Axelle will carry 12 crew and up to 82 offshore personnel.


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