February 20, 2018

BOURBON has been working for almost two years on the Smart shipping program. 

Smart shipping is not just a concept, but 4 real projects, including the automation of the dynamic positioning system.

Our goal is to improve the navigation’s safety
and to rationalize the organization on board. 


This project was conducted in close collaboration with Kongsberg and Bureau Veritas.

Alexandre Motte has commissioned the Bourbon Explorer 508 for BP in Trinidad. This is the first vessel with an automated dynamic positioning system.

Testimony of the Master with english subtitles:


More information: read the last press release about the strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas. 

Bourbon behind the scenes