Following its current charter to US-based McDermott, the construction support vessel Southern Ocean will be mobilised in mid-May under a contract with Dutch geophysical survey company Fugro for inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work offshore Australia.
Jointly owned by Bourbon Offshore Norway and Norway’s Oceanteam, the construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean is currently conducting subsea work in India for McDermott. Southern Ocean is a dynamic positioning class 2 vessel with a 250-tonne capacity active heave compensated crane, a 100-tonne active heave compensated crane and 2,400 m2 of deck space.
Southern Ocean can be used for field support, construction, installation and IMR and can carry a 7,000-tonne load on deck. Combined with inhouse carousel, reel and engineering capabilities, the vessel can be utilised for flex lay projects in the oil and gas, power and offshore renewables markets.
Bourbon and Oceanteam also jointly own the dynamic positioning class 2 capable CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101, and Oceanteam owns two fast supply vessels operating in Mexico.