UAE: Grandweld Shipyard to Build Six New Support Vessels for BOURBON

CGGVeritas today signed a five-year marine charter agreement with BOURBON for six new support vessels to assist its seismic operations. The new vessels will be delivered starting at the end of 2012.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGGVeritas, said: “This agreement to charter vessels to support our seismic acquisition operations is another step in our ambitious plan to improve the performance of our fleet and streamline the number of our maritime partners. CGGVeritas will benefit from the expertise of the BOURBON group and its commitment to the highest standards of operating quality and safety worldwide.”

BOURBON has decided to build these vessels at Grandweld Shipyards in Dubai. “We are delighted to have been chosen by CGGVeritas, which comes as further confirmation of BOURBON’s capacity to adapt to meet the needs of its clients,” announced Christian Lefèvre, CEO of BOURBON. “At the same time, this agreement emphasizes BOURBON’s recognized expertise in the design and management of marine service vessels. The construction of a new segment of vessels for our fleet fits perfectly with the investments we are making under the BOURBON 2015 strategic plan.”

The chartered vessels will support CGGVeritas seismic vessels during their survey operations around the world, by providing them with the requisite ancillary services including refueling, crew change, food and equipment delivery, storage, assistance, and support during in-sea maintenance operations. In addition, their unique hybrid propulsion will offer exceptional operational flexibility and low energy consumption.

About CGGVeritas

CGGVeritas is a leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to its broad base of customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry.

About BOURBON

BOURBON offers oil & gas companies with the most demanding requirements a comprehensive range of surface and subsea marine services for offshore oil & gas fields and wind farms, based on an extensive range of latest-generation vessels. The Group provides a local service through its 26 operating subsidiaries, close to clients and their operations, and it guarantees the highest standards of service quality and absolute safety worldwide.

BOURBON, a pure player in offshore, has two operating divisions: Marine Services and Subsea Services. BOURBON also protects the French coastline for the French Navy. Under the “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” plan, the company is investing US$2 billion in a large fleet and by 2015 it will have 600 innovative and high-performance offshore vessels.

Source: cggveritas, June 28, 2011; Image:stanfordmarinegroup

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on June 28, 2011

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Port Finance International Mexico 2015

Given the successful gathering last June of our 1st Port Finance International Mexico & LATAM, PFI will be holding the 2nd Mexican & LATAM PFI Forum.

This conference is a meeting point to understand Mexicans ports current and future opportunities and find solutions to challenges.

Mexico’s port development and operations is currently thriving, with great opportunities of product and service provider companies to access high value opportunities.

Mexico’s Infrastructure investment has grown from 3% of GDP in 2000 to nearly 5% in 2012.

A National Program has been launched, devoting nearly £65 billion to help modernize and develop four leading ports, construct ten specialized terminals and grow Mexico’s cargo handling capacity by 60%.

There has been a £2.9 billion investment into expanding the port of Veracruz which will increase the port’s terminals from 18 to 28 and enhance its cargo capacity to 116 million tons.

More info

read more >

Basic Dry Dock Training

The course begins with the basics and safety concerns, and progresses through all phases of dry docking: preparation, docking, lay period…

read more >

IMPA Singapore

The event will have a total focus on maritime procurement, featuring a high-level conference, IMPA’s Developing Skills in Procurement…

read more >

Offshore Accommodation and Access

Asia’s ONLY Event on Offshore Accommodation

Offshore Accommodation and Access is the only event in Asia that provides you the key to find cutting-edge accommodation solutions for your offshore personnel. Get the latest outlook from key players as well as technical, commercial and operational perspectives that drive the market.

More info

Contact Details:
Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg
Telephone: +65 6508 2401
Fax: +65 6508 2407
Mail: IBC Asia (S) PTE LTD, 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset #10-06 Singapore 238164

read more >