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BOURBON chooses PC Maritime ECDIS

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The MPSV Bourbon Evolution 802

The MPSV Bourbon Evolution 802

PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS has been ordered for BOURBON’s latest generation IMR (Inspection, Maintenance & Repair) vessels being built in Zheijiang shipyard, China. Four dual Navmaster ECDIS have been supplied, with a further five Bourbon Evolution 800 to be equipped this year and in 2014.

Operating a fleet of 458 vessels, BOURBON is a major player in the offshore marine services market. The first vessel equipped, Bourbon Evolution 802, is operating off the coast of Nigeria and reports good satisfaction levels with the Navmaster ECDIS.  Her crew are using PC Maritime’s familiarisation training course onboard to achieve Type-specific certification, and five officers are already formally certified.  Bourbon Evolution 803 is on sea trials and due to operate in Malaysia.

Bourbon Evolution 800 project manager Arnaud Rampal commented: “I liked the simplicity of Navmaster ECDIS and we are having good support from PC Maritime.”

BOURBON’s newbuilding managing director, Olivier Daniel, said:

”Having ECDIS onboard our vessels is a smart move.  It makes sense to use this equipment especially now that the availability of charts has improved.  Our reasons for installing Navmaster ECDIS are firstly to enhance navigation safety and secondly to improve the management of charts onboard.”

PC Maritime are also supplying Navmaster ECDIS to BOURBON’s latest platform supply vessels, the 15-vessel Bourbon Liberty 150 series building in Zheijang shipyard.  The first vessel will be delivered in the second quarter this year.

About BOURBON

BOURBON offers the most demanding oil and gas companies a comprehensive range of surface and subsea marine services for offshore oil and gas fields and wind farms, based on an extensive range of latest-generation vessels. The Group provides a local service through its 27 operating subsidiaries, close to clients and their operations, and it guarantees the highest standards of service quality and safety worldwide.

Under the “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” plan, the Group is investing in a large fleet of innovative and high-performance offshore vessels built in series.

In 2012, BOURBON posted revenues of €1.187 billion and operated a fleet of 458 vessels as of December 31, 2012

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