Bourbon takes delivery of 10th in Bourbon Liberty seriesVessel & ROV News // December 2, 2008
Towards the end of Novemver, Bourbon took delivery of the 10th vessel in the Bourbon Liberty series. Bourbon Liberty 110, a PSV intended for operations in the Gulf of Guinea.
Bourbon has also announced that it is launching a dedicated website for the Bourbon Liberty series which will be updated as vessels are delivered and become operational:
Said the company: Bourbon's decision to invest massively in a new generation of vessels able to operate in deepwater offshore, to rapidly replace old and obsolete vessels operating in continental offshore, is a key aspect of its Horizon 2012 strategy."
With this aim, Bourbon created the Bourbon Liberty concept and ordered 76 vessels:
• 22 PSVs, the Bourbon Liberty 100 design,
• 54 anchor handlers, the Bourbon Liberty 200 design.
The vessels are being mass constructed in competitively priced shipyards in China.
"The first PSV was delivered in March 2008. Ten vessels have been delivered to date, giving total satisfaction to clients for their operations," said Bourbon. "In line with the initial schedule, the Bourbon Liberty deliveries will continue at regular intervals through to September 2011."
By 2012, Bourbon will have a total of over 450 innovative and high-performance vessels, with an average age of less than five years.