BOURBON strengthens its deepwater presence with a new series of 20 PSVs, the Bourbon Explorer 500 series.

The 20 vessels of the Bourbon Explorer 500 series provide clients with real added value compared to traditional PSVs with the same transport capacity. The vessels have been optimized to transport modern drilling equipment, with a large storage capacity of slurry (drilling lubricant) of 1500 m3. Providing clients with additional lodging capacity at oil fields, the Bourbon Explorer 500 vessels can accommodate 50 people.

This PSV series perfectly meets the needs of the market for offshore services in the deep tropics: from Asia to the Middle East, from Africa to Latin America. The first vessel of the series, the Bahtera Permai (Bourbon Explorer 501), has been operating in Asia since early January 2014.

Main assets

The Bourbon Explorer 500 series offers clients added value in terms of:

  • exceptional storage capacity, comparable to larger PSVs (fuel, fresh water, slurry)
  • versatility of stored products through 3 separate product lines allowing an easy loading of the base oil, slurry, aluminum, or methanol in the various tanks
  • optimizing fuel consumption
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