Bourbon Takes Delivery of AHTS
BOURBON announced that it has taken delivery, as scheduled, of the Bourbon Arctic from Norway's Vard Brattvåg shipyard and completed her first anchor handling operation. The vessel was engaged in the disconnection and unmooring operation of the Island Innovator drilling rig located at the Fosen field in the central North Sea.
As a large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel, the Bourbon Arctic is specially designed to operate in remote areas all over the world and equipped for advanced anchor handling and towing operations. Capable of intervening in complex environments, the vessel boasts a bollard pull of 307 t in boost mode and 193 t in diesel electric mode, this being among the highest bollard pull in the world in this mode. Her winch and storage capacities may have no equivalent on the market, BOURBON said. It is thanks to her exceptional capacities that it has been chosen by Lundin Petroleum.