Bourbon Front, the first of four ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels built at China’s Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. has been delivered to Bourbon Offshore Norway.
The vessels are designed to minimize environmental impact, built to DNV’s CLEAN DESIGN class notation using catalytic reactors for minimum NOX emissions and stamped with IMO’s “Green Passport” ship recycling recommendations.
Bourbon Front features the award winning ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull design combined with diesel-electric propulsion providing outstanding fuel consumption, sea-keeping, station-keeping, speed and cargo capacity.
At nearly 89m long, the 4250 DWT Bourbon Front can reach a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. The vessel is also designed with a hotel complement with permanent capacity for 25 persons.
The PX105 design uses a cargo system called Multi Application Cargo Solution (MACS), allowing increased flexibility in cargo capacity.
The vessel is equipped, built and certified according to IMO Class II for Dynamic Positioning.