Bordelon Marine has been contracted by Baker Hughes to utilize the first of three 'Stingray'-class 'MV Connor Bordelon' as a well stimulation vessel. The second and third vessels of this class are currently under construction at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA. with delivery dates in Q2 2014 and Q1 2015 respectively.
Stingray series 260 Class vessels are 257’ x 52’x 18’ DP-2 with a clear deck of 185’ x 44’ (8,140 sqft) and a top speed of 14 knots. They feature Cummins QSK 60-M (Enviro friendly) Tier3 main propulsion along with Schottel 1215, 220 hp per Z-Drives and Schottel STT2, 1020 hp per bow thrusters.
The Stingray can hold 158,400 g fuel oil cargo, 4,000 ft3 bulk mud cargo, 10,400 bbl liquid mud cargo in three separate systems and 23,000 g potable water cargo. All systems are fully automated and controlled from the Bridge. The vessels can accommodate up to 40 passengers and features an internal ROV office and control room. The new vessels are SOLAS classed, FIFI 1 ACCU, EEP 175, and Tier3.
Wes Bordelon, President/CEO said: “We are very excited to work with a marque client like Baker Hughes. They have an outstanding record and give the highest priority to the safety and well-being of their people and the environment. This culture aligns perfectly with ours, and for this reason and others, they are a company that we want to work for.
"The StimFORCE™ modular stimulation system is also a highly effective and proven system for well intervention. We are proud to be a part of this team and look forward to working with a wide range of clients throughout the Gulf.”