BOURBON Optimizes Class Dockings for Fleet

press release
Friday, January 13, 2012

BOURBON optimizes Class Dockings for its vessels with new organization Bourbon Docking.


Located in Dubai, this new organization will strengthen BOURBON’s vessel maintenance program, allowing the Group to reach its 2015 target rate of 95% vessel availability. According to BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy plan, the Group’s growth strategy is based on the mass-building of vessels in series. This initiative substantially reduces costs, not only for construction and procurement but also, just as importantly, for vessel maintenance.


Bourbon Docking will optimize the benefits of this strategy. “Due to the rapid growth of BOURBON’s fleet, the company will standardize Class Dockings using common specifications for all sister ships,” explains Stéphane Burgaud, Bourbon Docking Managing Director.
 

100% of Class Dockings centralized by 2013
 

With its dedicated team of experts (project & docking superintendents, purchasing &logistic officers,), Bourbon Docking will centralize purchases through one single entity, minimize vessel downtime and increase reliability, thanks to permanent local stocks of spare parts and a network of in-house technicians sharing best practices across all BOURBON affiliates.
 

In 2012, 50% of all Class Dockings will be managed from Dubai and in 2013, all Class Dockings for BOURBON vessels will be managed by Bourbon Docking. Dubai was a strategic choice of location for Bourbon Docking as it allows for business to be conducted with Asia during morning hours, and with Africa and America in the afternoon hours. Dubai is also an important logistics hub, where the process of chartering Superintendents will be easier and faster. This strategic location in Dubai also allows BOURBON to limit the impact of the euro/dollar exchange rate.


Vessel availability, a key BOURBON driver for customer satisfaction
 

“Bourbon Docking complements BOURBON’s existing maintenance program, which includes a worldwide network of Bourbon Repair Centers as well as the continuous available supply of critical spare parts - the vessel’s “showstoppers” - for vessels located around the world. BOURBON’s highly efficient maintenance program is made possible by our built-in-series strategy,” explains Fabien Monleau, BOURBON Vice President Maintenance. We are confident in our ability to reach the ‘BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy’ target rate of at least 95% vessel availability for BOURBON’s fleet by 2015.”

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Bollinger to Build 6 More FRCs for the USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). The U. S. Coast Guard

MES Gets First Order for ME-GI Marine Engine

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has received the first order of electronically controlled gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI) for MES. MAN B&W 8S70ME-C8.

Saab Completes Acquisition of TKMS (Kockums)

Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS, formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition

Ship Repair & Conversion

GDI Awards N-KOM US$110-M Contracts

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts

Hyde Marine Makes BWTS Installation Agreements

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, says it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free

MAN Extends High Speed Power Range

MAN announced it will present a newly developed 12-cylinder V-engine for use in working vessels at the SMM 2014 trade fair in Hamburg, Germany. The German engine

Offshore

2,545 Candidates Vie for 11 Positions at Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling reported 2,545 applicants for the 11 MITAS engineer positions available within the company in 2014. The Maersk International Technology and Science Program,

GDI Awards N-KOM US$110-M Contracts

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts

Statoil Awarded Licence Offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round. Statoil will hold 33,33% in the licence.

Energy

Legislation Grants Funding for EU's EMSA

EU Council Adopts Regulation on EMSA Funding The European Union Council adopted a regulation yesterday to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety

Semco and PV Join Forces for Rig Upgrade

Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard join forces to establish high class rig upgrade player in South East Asia - Vung Tau Rig Services. The initiative

Statoil Awarded Licence Offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round. Statoil will hold 33,33% in the licence.

Vessels

Thome Is the First to Sign up to IMPA Act

Leading integrated ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has become the first ship management company to join IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative,

Mediterranean Boat People Numbers Near 100,000

Almost 100,000 boat people have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, a roughly 60 percent increase on the whole of last year,

Bollinger to Build 6 More FRCs for the USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). The U. S. Coast Guard

Ballast Water Treatment

Hyde Marine Makes BWTS Installation Agreements

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, says it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free

Hyde Marine Selects 2 Installation Partners

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, announced today it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the

Evergreen Holds Naming Ceremony for New Ship

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for Ever Loading, the sixth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place at

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1328 sec (8 req/sec)