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Friday, February 23, 2018

Wes Bordelon News

Bollinger Delivers Bordelon Boat

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the 145-ft. supply/utility boat WES BORDELON to Bordelon Marine, Inc. It is the first of three nearly identical supply/utility vessels under construction at Bollinger for Bordelon, which will double the number of oil field support vessels (OSV) in the fleet of the Lockport-based vessel operator. Speaking at the recent christening of the boat on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Bordelon's CEO, Terry Bordelon said, "We chose Bollinger as our partner in designing and building this boat. Boysie (Donald "Boysie" Bollinger, chairman and CEO of Bollinger) gave us insightful thoughts into what customers would want now and in the future along with the new requirements of the various regulatory bodies.

MN 100: Bordelon Marine

Founded in 1979, Bordelon Marine is a leading provider of Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The company owns and operates a fleet of modern offshore supply vessels ranging in size and type from DP1 Mini-supply Vessels to MPSV 260 DP2 vessels, offering a full range of services, including construction support, exploration, production, Survey and ROV support, topside mobilization and fabrication management. Bordelon Marine offers a full range of services including: construction support…

Bordelon Marine Debuts Stingray Class OSV

The story of Bordelon Marine is not far afield from many others in the Gulf of Mexico, that of a small, family owned business carving a niche for itself. But when Wes Bordelon joined his namesake company in 1999, he knew that change was essential for survival. More than a dozen years later, MarineNews sat in Bordelon Marine’s brand new shipyard in Houma, La., a month before the debut of its Stingray class of offshore service vessel, to discuss the renewed trajectory of the company in step with the changing demands in the market.

Bordelon Takes Delivery of the Shelia Bordelon

M/V Shelia Bordelon (Image courtesy of Bordelon Marine)

Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the M/V Shelia Bordelon, its next Stingray 260 DP2, Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel (ULIV). This highly specialized vessel features an NOV 50 ton Active Heave Compensating crane with 3,000 meters of wire, a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms, capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems. The M/V Shelia Bordelon offers 6,200 sq. ft. of clear useable deck space, POB of 60, and two independent thru-hull USBL systems.

MN 100: Bordelon Marine

Bordelon Marine is a provider of marine transportation and support services to the oil and natural gas industries in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world, offering a full range of offshore vessels that aid activities, including construction support, exploration, production, ROV and dive support, oceanographic research and survey mapping, as well as military and special operations. Family run since 1979, this year marks the 35th anniversary of Bordelon Marine, which owns and operates a fleet of modern offshore supply vessels ranging in size from 110-170 feet, mostly built after 2001.

Bordelon Celebrates 35 Years in Marine Services

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Bordelon Marine. Established in 1979, the company said it has maintained a family-oriented culture and a positive presence in its community by continuing the long standing trust it has established with its vendors and employees alike. Wes Bordelon, the company’s current President and CEO, took the helm of Bordelon Marine in 1999 at the end of a cycle of the family business that had seen several periods of growth and decline. Beginning in 2000, Mr.

Tidewater Subsea Charters MV Brandon Bordelon

MV Brandon Bordelon (Photo: Bordelon Marine)

Tidewater Subsea has reached a deal with Bordelon Marine to charter the newly built Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for 60 days, plus options. The vessel is intended to be available to work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Trinidad, Bordelon Marine said. Tidewater Subsea is mobilizing two FMC Technologies Schilling HP 150 ROVs to the vessel. The Brandon is now fully capable to perform a variety of operations, including IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work.

Bollinger To Build Supply Boat Trio

Bollinger Shipyards has commenced construction of three 145 ft. (44.1 m) supply/utility boats for Bordelon Marine - doubling the number of OSVs for the Lockport-based operator. The new vessels, all of which will hold the namesake of a Bordelon family member, will be known as Wes Bordelon, Terry Bordelon and Bunny Bordelon. Scott Theriot, executive vice president New Construction of Bollinger said, "These new 145's are truly all-purpose and continue to meet and exceed industry requirements. The 145 footers will each have a beam of 36 ft. (10.9 m) and a maximum draft of 12 ft. (3.6 m) - normal operating draft will be eight ft. (2.4 m) They will be Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines rated at 750-bhp at 1…

Bollinger To Construct Supply Boat Trio

Bollinger Shipyards has commenced construction of three 145 ft. (44.1 m) supply/utility boats for Bordelon Marine - doubling the number of OSV's for the Lockport-based operator. The new vessels, all of which will hold the namesake of a Bordelon family member, will be known as Wes Bordelon, Terry Bordelon and Bunny Bordelon. Scott Theriot, executive vice president New Construction of Bollinger said, "These new 145's are truly all-purpose and continue to meet and exceed industry requirements. The 145 footers will each have a beam of 36 ft. (10.9 m) and a maximum draft of 12 ft. (3.6 m) - normal operating draft will be eight ft. (2.4 m) They will be Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines rated at 750-bhp at 1…

Bordelon Boosts Fleet

The ground swell is well underway. For the past few months the undeniable signs of another boom period in the offshore oil and gas business are all around the Louisiana bayous. Personally, I follow the rig count, day rates and how fast drill pipe moves from certain outdoor staging areas onto trucks heading for Port Fourchon, Intercoastal City and other "jumping off" points to the Gulf of Mexico. Another way to keep abreast of what is happening in the offshore market is to talk to major equipment suppliers like Frank L. Beier Radio of Belle Chasse, La. They typically have contracts in hand before the first piece of steel is welded at the shipyard. "Things are popping," said Karl Beier president of the company.

Bordelon Marine Awarded Multiple PSV Contract

MV Connor Bordelon

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…

Bordelon Marine Takes delivery of ULIV

Courtesy Bordelon Marine

In November, 2015 Bordelon Marine takes delivery of the MV Brandon Bordelon. This highly specialized vessel features a helideck, a 60 ton AHC crane with 3000m of wire, POB (60), a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two (2) full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6,200 sq. ft. of clear useable deck space. The Brandon comes equipped with (2) two Ranger2 Pro thru-hull USBL full systems. The vessel delivers a fully integrated ROV control room…

Bordelon Begins Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer

Bordelon Marine's Shelia Bordelon

Bordelon Marine has committed to a yearlong campaign to fight breast cancer that will see the company donate a portion of profits from its ship, the M/V Shelia Bordelon, to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In support of this partnership, Bordelon Marine will also participate in the New Orleans Race for the Cure on October 25 with the Shelia Bordelon team. The MV Shelia Bordelon, which features a pink stripe along with the Susan G. Komen New Orleans logo, is the second vessel from the new Stingray series 260’ Class DP2.

StingRay: Adapting to the Market

Photo: Bordelon Marine

There is no question that these are challenging times for offshore oil in the Gulf of Mexico. However, while some vessel operators are tying up boats, Bordelon Marine is continuing with its aggressive build program. Designed for flexibility, the firm’s Stingray 260 Class DP 2 platform supply vessels are proving their design concept. Its most recently vessels are the M/V Shelia Bordelon, and M/V Brandon Bordelon, number two and three in the series, due for launch later this year.

MV Sheila Bordelon to be Christened

MV Shelia Bordelon is the second vessel from the new Stingray series 260’ Class DP2

Bordelon Marine is partnering with Susan G. Komen as part of its continuing relationship to christen the MV Shelia Bordelon on Friday, March 20th at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA. As part of its partnership Bordelon Marine will donate a portion of the profits from its ship, the MV Shelia Bordelon, to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A pink stripe will be featured on the vessel along with the Susan G. Komen New Orleans logo. In support of this…

The New Normal for GOM Offshore Vessels?

The RiverHawk AMP

Offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico have become more energy efficient in recent years and are polluting less because of changes in engines, bunker fuels and building materials. At the same time, Gulf of Mexico builders have responded to meet new regulations, customer needs. At Harvey Gulf International Marine in New Orleans, Environmental Compliance Coordinator Nicole Eddlemon said “adoption of energy-saving vessels in the U.S. is driven by North American Emission Control Area or ECA regulations, initiated by the Obama Administration and the U.S.

Bordelon Chooses Helm Operations Software

Edoc Systems Group, developers of Helm Marine Operations Software (Helm), confirmed that Offshore Supply Vessel provider, Bordelon Marine, has chosen Helm HSQE Manager and Helm Onboard to manage their vessel maintenance, safety and compliance. Helm Onboard will be installed on all Bordelon vessels, but the first installation will be on their new Stingray series 260’ class DP2 OSV, which is slated for sea trials in May 2013. Helm, which is approaching its 15th anniversary, will provide a digitized layer of efficiency to Bordelon’s already exceptional safety record. The software provides a central system for Bordelon to manage their inspections and audits as well as any deficiencies, non-conformities, or observations that may arise.

Bollinger Builds

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is humming with work from oil and gas companies and government agencies. Family-owned and operated, Bollinger has 10 shipyards -- nine in south Louisiana and one in Texas -- along with 28 drydocks and 3,000 employees in four administrative locations. Last month, we caught up with Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s Executive Vice President of Repair, for his outlook on the firm and the Gulf of Mexico. Bordelon is the nephew of Boysie Bollinger, who has been at the helm as CEO since 1985.

Nauticor Extends its LNG Supply Network

Photo: Nauticor

Nauticor has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply network for ships within the North Sea region and has now begun delivering to maritime customers in the Port of Rotterdam. The Dutch port is the latest location added to the firm’s LNG distribution network, adding to a growing portfolio of one of the leading suppliers of LNG as fuel for ships. The premier bunker operation by Nauticor in the Port of Rotterdam saw the containership Wes Amelie, owned by Wessels Reederei based in Haren/Ems, receive the chilled fuel.

Bordelon: Growth in the Gulf

September 15, 2005 will see the addition of yet another in Bordelon Marine's growing fleet of offshore supply vessels that make their owner's leaders in the mini-supply and mega-mini supply class of vessels. With hefty day rates and diverse requirements in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields, Bordelon has been developing its fleet to provide these vessels that are smaller than the standard OSV, but large enough to meet their clients' needs at more competitive rates than the big boats have to charge. Founded in 1979, the company has three 110-foot utility boats that provide a variety of services from dive tenders to oceanographic surveys and production support. In 2001 they took delivery of three Cummins-powered 150 x 36-ft. mini-off-shore supply vessels from Bollinger Shipyards.

Bibby Subsea Inks Contract with Bordelon Marine

 Andrew Duncan, President and Managing Director of Bibby Subsea (image: courtesy Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea has signed a three year contract with Bordelon Marine to charter a new vessel. The Brandon Bordelon is an ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) and will commence a three year charter in August 2015 primarily operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The addition of the Brandon Bordelon to Bibby Offshore’s existing international fleet of specialised vessels enhances the capability throughout the Americas region. The purpose built, high specification Brandon Bordelon vessel provides a versatile and cost effective approach to a variety of operations…

Wessels Reederei Takes the Lead on LNG Conversions

“Our Wes Amelie is now the worldwide first retrofit of a container vessel from heavy fuel to natural gas,” said Gerd Wessels in the Maritime Reporter article. Photo: PPM News Service Maritim

The move toward LNG as fuel is gaining momentum quickly, driven not only by newbuild installations but now by companies signing on to convert existing ships to the environmentally friendly solution. Germany's Wessels Reederei -- which was the first company in the world to convert a containership to LNG fuel, signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The three ships are sisters to the Wes Amelie…

Bollinger Shipyards Announces New Leadership

Ben Bordelon

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards announced that Ben Bordelon will assume the duties of chairman, president and chief executive officer of the company. Ben Bordelon, along with the Chouest family from Galliano, La., has acquired all assets and stock of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Bordelon has served in many capacities during his career at Bollinger, and has been a member of the board of directors since 2002. He has served as executive vice president of repair and most recently as chief operating officer of Bollinger Shipyards. Donald G.

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