Grandweld delivers six hybrid SSVs to Bourbon


In late-September, Grandweld Shipyards marked the completed delivery of a sixth hybrid seismic support vessel to Bourbon. The contract was signed in June 2011.

The vessel is equipped with a highly flexible hybrid propulsion system that allows operation under very efficient propulsion modes, including diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric and a hybrid mode. This results in significant fuel savings and reduction in CO2 and sulphur emissions.

For highly responsive manoeuvrability, the vessel is equipped with two electric bow thrusters and two flap-type rudders. It also comes with a distance line winch, dip winch, moon pool, fuel hose storage reel, Yokohama fenders and work boat davit.

Streamer winches stored on deck will provide complete support for seismic operations and help with towing, chasing, liquid/solid cargo transfer and offshore transfers.

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