China: Zhejiang Shipbuilding Hands Over PSV Bourbon Clear

Zhejiang Shipbuilding Hands Over PSV Bourbon Clear

Bourbon Clear, the second in a series of four platform supply vessels of PX105 design from ULSTEIN was delivered to Bourbon Offshore from Zhejiang Shipbuilding in China on 31 May 2012. The first vessel in the series, Bourbon Front, was delivered from the same yard in September last year.

ULSTEIN PX105 is designed to minimize the environmental impact and built according to Det Norske Veritas CLEAN DESIGN class notation. Catalytic reactors for minimum NOX emissions are installed. The vessel has a Green Passport complying with IMO ship recycling recommendations. The hull with ULSTEIN X-BOW® combined with diesel-electric propulsion systems ensure outstanding performances with regards to fuel consumption, sea-keeping, station-keeping, speed and cargo capacity.

The vessel features an overall length of 88.8m, breadth of 19m, DWT of 4250T, and maximum speed of 15.5 knots. Bourbon Clear is designed with a hotel complement with permanent capacity for 25 persons. The vessel’s cargo system ensures safe and efficient loading and discharging of the vessel. The Multi Application Cargo Solution (MACS) and product tank configurations give a major increase and flexibility in cargo capacity.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 6, 2012; Image: ulsteingroup