Specialist Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel Delivered

Brandon
Brandon Bordelon

By MarEx 2015-11-16 17:54:50

Bordelon Marine in the U.S. has taken delivery of the Brandon Bordelon, a unique ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV).

The highly specialized vessel features a helideck, a 60 ton crane with 3,000m of wire and a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6,200 square feet of clear useable deck space.

Brandon is designed with removable bulwarks around the entire aft of vessel along with power, water, air and hydraulic oil connections on the deck. The vessel is also equipped with four additional below deck Tier 3 generators, providing fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.

Wes Bordelon, President says, “We are very excited to introduce the Brandon Bordelon. This vessel is the next generation design of the Stingray series and continues our commitment of the ULIV concept to the subsea market. With the addition of a helideck and other integrated systems the Brandon provides an additional highly capable and low cost vessel option to our clients.”

Brandon will immediately begin a three year term charter in the Gulf of Mexico

All Stingray series vessels are built at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, Louisiana. Bordelon Marine took delivery of the Shelia Bordelon, its second DP2 ULIV in May 2015. The Shelia has been employed performing inspection and maintenance operations for various clients.

The first in the Stingray series, a platform supply vessel Connor Bordelon, was delivered in 2013. Connor continues to operate as a Well Stimulation vessel for Baker Hughes.

Brandon Bordelon

Length Overall................. 257’ (78.33m)

Beam.............................. 52’ (15.8m)

Depth.............................. 18’ (5.5m)

Draft................................ 15’ (4.6m)

Deadweight..................... 3,285 LT

Gross Tonnage................ 2,122 LT

Certifications.................... ABS+A1, AMS, DPS-2 ACCU, USCG L&I

Flag.................................U.S.

Maximum Speed (100 percent)........ 14.5 knots

Service Speed (80 percent).............. 12 knots

Machine Engines............. (2) Cummins QSK 60 Tier 3

Bow Thruster................... (2) STT2 FP 975 HP (708 kW each) Continuous Rating

Azimuth Thruster............. (2) Schottel 1215, 4400HP Total

Main Generators.............. (2) Cummins QSK 38 Tier 3 (975kW each)

Auxiliary Generators........ (1) Cummins QSK 19 Tier 3 (525 kW)

Emergency Generators.... (1) Cummins 6TA8 170 kW