Flere rederier sikler på «Bourbon Arctic», en av de råeste og nyeste ankerhåndtererne på norsk sokkel, som Pareto nå jobber med å selge.
Offshorerederiet Bourbon Offshore Norway tok i februar 2016 levering av ankerhåndteringsfartøyet «Bourbon Arctic» fra Vard Brattvaag.
Skipet ble bestilt to år tidligere og umiddelbart videresolgt til det franske selskapet Caroline 63 gjennom et salg som ga en bokført gevinst på 8,8 millioner kroner for det Fosnavåg-baserte offshorerederiet.
Nå er fartøyet igjen til salgs – kun tre år etter ferdigstillelsen.
Det bekrefter konsernsjef Bjørn Idar Remøy i Bourbon Offshore Norway overfor Hegnar.no.
Bourbon Offshore Norway som er et datterselskap av den franske offshoregiganten Bourbon, står fortsatt for driften av båten, men Remøy henviser til eieren for ytterligere opplysninger om salget.
Etter det Hegnar.no kjenner til skal det være tre rederier som er igjen i kampen om å sikre seg ankerhåndtereren, og et av disse antas å være Bourbon selv.
Hvem de andre budgiverne er, er foreløpig ikke kjent.
«Bourbon skal sjølv vere ein av dei som ønskjer å kjøpe skipet som blei kontrahert til ein pris på rundt 850 millionar kroner. Kjelder nett.no har vore i kontakt med oppgir dagens pris til nedre del av 300-talet»
Nytt namn på "Bourbon Arctic" blir "Horizon Arctic"
The Horizon Arctic: An offshore vessel with unequalled power and capacity
Built in 2016 for Bourbon Offshore, the Horizon Arctic is an exceptional vessel. The modern designed vessel, with a bollard pull of 307 tonnes in boost mode and 193 tonnes in diesel electric mode, is able to service the most demanding of offshore clients, especially in the North Atlantic. Classified as a clean design vessel, and equipped with a dual propulsion system, the vessel complies with the stringent requirements for air emissions and discharges into the sea and can adapt power needs to the type of operation with diesel electric mode.
Chief Operating Officer Steve Widmeyer comments:
“With our experienced crews, this addition to our offshore fleet improves our abilities to safely respond to complex offshore operations in harsh weather environments for our clients.”
About the Horizon Arctic
Delivered in 2016 by the Vard Brattvaag yard, the 93.6 meter vessel is specially designed and equipped for advanced offshore support operations worldwide with the following special features: A powerful design with up to 307 tonnes of bollard pull; Class leading winch capacities; Strengthened hull and enhanced winterization measures for arctic area operations; Environmentally friendly CLEAN DESIGN class notation; Improved low resistance full shape designed for high speed, good sea and station keeping capabilities; High tank capacities; ROV hangar with launch and recovery system; And, a large, high standard accommodation for 60 persons.
Horizon Maritime rebrands the Horizon Arctic and establishes Norwegian operation
Aalesund, Norway, May 13, 2019 — Horizon Maritime is pleased to announce that the intake of the former Bourbon Arctic has been finalized. Now sailing under the name Horizon Arctic, the vessel is one of the most technically versatile multi-function offshore support vessels in the world.
“The Horizon Arctic takes its place alongside Horizon Maritime’s growing fleet of harsh environment vessels, and we are delighted that this state of the art ship is available to help our customers face the challenge of operating in the North Sea, the Barents Sea and beyond,” said Sean Leet, CEO of the Horizon Maritime companies.
Built at the Vard Brattvaag shipyard in 2016, the Horizon Arctic boasts a roster of exceptional features:
Up to 307 tonnes of bollard pull and class-leading winch capabilities
Environmentally-friendly Clean Design class notation
Low resistance hull shape and fuel efficient diesel electric/hybrid propulsion system
High ice class hull for arctic conditions
24 meter beam designed for stability and flexible deck use
Outstanding operational stability as evidenced by completion of more than 180 days of Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations in the harsh Barents Sea in 2018
Special Purpose Ship (SPS) notation and large, high standard accommodations for 60 persons
The acquisition of the Horizon Arctic also marks the launch of the newly incorporated Norwegian branch, Horizon Maritime Offshore AS, headquartered in Aalesund, Norway. The new venture is led by General Manager, Borge Nakken, an industry veteran and former Chief Operating Officer of Farstad Shipping.
Nakken stated, “The Horizon Arctic has a demonstrated track-record of providing incomparable value. The vessel has been on term contract since delivery and maintains an outstanding performance record; most notably an exemplary safety and environmental result.” Nakken is supported by Senior Technical Advisor, Kaare Jostein Larsen, an experienced maritime technical expert who has worked with Horizon Maritime since 2016.
The Horizon Arctic was recently dry docked at the Westcon shipyard in Floro, Norway where the vessel was painted in Horizon Maritime colours and officially renamed. The vessel immediately returned to work and has a full schedule for the foreseeable future.
About Horizon Maritime: Horizon Maritime is originally a Canadian company with deep experience in harsh environment marine and offshore operations. With locations across Canada, the company has also expanded internationally to help solve the unique challenges of the global ocean community in harsh environment regions. Built on a foundation of exceptional people and modern equipment, Horizon Maritime brings innovative solutions and provides industry leading marine services to its customers.