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Bourbon orders three subsea ROVs from FMC Technologies

Bourbon orders three subsea ROVs from FMC Technologies
Bourbon has booked three Heavy Duty Work ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicles) from FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics, to be deployed on Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSV) such as the Bourbon Evolution 800 series.

Able to carry up to 3,000 kg of special measurement or intervention tools to depths of up to 3,000 m, the ROVs are designed monitor operations and structures with high definition video footage, as well as installing subsea equipment, assembling production systems and taking measurements using its manipulator arms and dynamic positioning equipment.

The Bourbon ROVs will likely deployed in the Mediterranean, where three ROVs are currently operating for Eni; or West Africa, where five operate under contract with Total and Saipem for survey, maintenance and construction.

Bourbon plans to order three more ROVs by the end of 2015, amounting to 18, including 11 work-class ROVs.

"Bourbon's employees are trained and proven for this type of operation," said Bourbon's svp of Subsea Services Patrick Belenfant. "We provide our clients with highly-qualified, experienced ROV operators. Capable of piloting as well as maintaining these next-generation ROVs, they ensure the proper monitoring of operations, upstream and downstream."

"We are very excited that Bourbon continues to experience the superior reliability of our ROV technology, and continues to expand their fleet with us," says Tyler Schilling, president of FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics.