BOURBON announces the entry into service of the 500th vessel – the Bourbon Evolution 806, the 6th vessel of the 1st series of Inspection, Maintenance and Repair vessels for the offshore industry.
“We are delighted with the delivery of this 500th vessel, which reflects our commitment to provide the means to continue our development and to best serve the needs of our clients. We are now realizing the fruits of seeds sown over several years when we invested in a series of standardized vessels to achieve a global leadership position in our market.” said Gael Bodénès, Chief Operating Officer.
With a fleet of 500 vessels averaging 6.3 years of age, BOURBON operates worldwide with over 11,000 employees providing local services through 28 operating affiliates.
By year-end 2015, the delivery of the 34 vessels under construction will make the fleet even larger.
The Bourbon Evolution 800 series: With the delivery of the 500th vessel, BOURBON currently has 6 Bourbon Evolution vessels in operation (and 4 more under construction) in this 1st series of IMR vessels positioned within the deepwater offshore market.