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Bourbon gets contract to support Shell’s exploration campaigns

Offshore vessel provider Bourbon has been awarded a contract by Shell for operations in Namibia and Sao Tomé.

Bourbon said on Thursday it had been awarded a fully integrated logistics package contract comprising of international freight forwarding, integrated logistics services, and PSV services to support two deepwater offshore exploration campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé.

The project’s scope covers the international shipment and clearance of Shell’s and its subcontractors’ equipment from Houston to Walvis Bay and the management of the logistics base and associated services (handling & lifting, material management, storage and warehousing, waste management, tank cleaning).

It also includes the provision of three platform supply vessels (two PX105 & one P105) dedicated to the project.

The precise timing of the drilling is to be announced and each well is expected to last for 60 days.

Nicolas Chateau, Managing Director of Bourbon Logistics, commented: “We are more than proud to accompany Shell once again in these new exploration campaigns, which testifies to a common trust and confidence. Bourbon Logistics will strive to ensure the timely delivery of the entire supply chain while guaranteeing our client the highest safety standards”.