Riding the Downturn Double | Oct.2020

With cost-attractive vessels fine-tuned for purpose, US Gulf of Mexico-based vessel owner, operator and builder BordeIon Marine is cresting the sector's second downturn in five years. "We have walked the gauntlet, we have been through the fire, and we know how to operate efficiently," said President and CEO Wes Bordelon. Colin Chinery reports.

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40 Years of Service in the Marine Industry | Oct.2019

Bordelon Marine celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this year, and continues a tradition of excellence that has been the company’s hallmark from its inception in 1979.

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Over 450,000 gals. of Oil Recovered from NY Shipwreck | Oct.2019

Bordelon Marine‘s 260’x52’ ultra light intervention vessel Sheila Bordelon assisted in the response and recovery of over 450,000 gals. of oil.

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Offshore Wind Demonstration Project | Aug.2018

Ørsted contracted a research vessel called Gerry Bordelon to conduct a geophysical studies of the proposed site for the turbines.The ship will explore the ocean floor to see where wind turbines can be placed.

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SMST Knuckle Boom Crane Completes the Connor Bordelon | Mar.2018

With the installation of the SMST 60t knuckle boom crane with active heave compensation on board the Connor Bordelon, Bordelon Marine has completed its third Ultra-light Intervention Vessel (ULIV). With the addition of this former Platform Supply Vessel to the ULIV fleet, the U.S.-based company is now fully committed to the subsea and dive support arenas.

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Which OSV's will be in demand? | Apr.2017

Back in February, Todd Hornbeck of Hornbeck Offshore Services warned that the offshore industry must prepare for more than just an extended period of lower oil prices. The new normal, customers told him, is marked by oil prices that will be “lower forever.” The Brandon Bordelon, a 260'x62' subsea ultralight intervention vessel, is targeted at the emerging specialty market.

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Ultra-light Intervention Unit keeps Costs to a Minimum | Sep.2016

“The ultra-light intervention vessel concept is based on the premise that not all subsea work requires a large, expensive subsea vessel,” Bordelon Marine owner Wes Bordelon told OSJ. “There are a whole range of missions that can be accomplished with two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), a small crane and a smaller but still high spec vessel and one at a much lower level of cost than would be possible with a larger vessel.”

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The Ship Report | Feb.2016

Bordelon Marine Took Delievery of the MV Brandon Bordelon, Dp2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel in November 2015. The Final in a series of three, the Brandon Bordelon is the next generation-design of the Stingray series and continues Bordelon's commitment of the ULIV concept to the subsea market.

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Owner sees role for ULIV concept in good and bad markets | Jan.2016

“Bordelon Marine's ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) concept is a relatively new one, but the entry into service of the latest example of the type could be well timed, given the need for cost effective solutions in current market.

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Stingrays and Sweet Spots | Jan.2016

For subsea fields, the cost of drilling for additional wells is high, and increase oil recovery in the 6,000-plus subesea wells worldwide there's increasing demand for efficient subsea light well intervention services.

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Tidewater Subsea Charters MV Brandon Bordelon | Jan.2016

Tidewater Subsea has reached a deal with Bordelon Marine to charter the newly built Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for 60 days, plus options. The vessel is intended to be available to work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Trinidad, Bordelon Marine said.

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BMI takes delivery of M/V Brandon Bordelon | Nov.2015

Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the MV Brandon Bordelon a DP2 ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) this month. The vessel features a helideck, a 60-tonne AHC crane with 3000m of wire, POB, a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6200sq ft of clear useable deck space.

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MN 100 | Jun.2015

Founded in 1979, Bordelon Marine is a leading provider of Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The company owns and operates a fl eet of modern offshore supply vessels ranging in size and type from DP1 Mini-supply Vessels to MPSV 260 DP2 vessels, offering a full range of services, including construction support, exploration, production, Survey and ROV support, topside mobilization and fabrication management.

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Stingray: Adapting to the Market | Jun.2015

There is no question that these are challenging times for offshore oil in the Gulf of Mexico. However, while some vessel operators are tying up boats, Bordelon Marine is continuing with its aggressive build program. Designed for flexibility, the firm’s Stingray 260 Class DP 2 platform supply vessels are proving their design concept.

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World Oil: New build Intervention Vessel sail with Dual-Message | Apr.2015

As the newly commissioned Shelia Bordelon ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) plies the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, she also will be carrying a message that hits close to home for her creator. The namesake of Bordelon Marine President and CEO Wes Bordelon's mother-in-law, a breast cancer survivor, the second addition to the shipbuilder's Stingray ULIV series will carry the familiar pink stripe across it bow, symbolic of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

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M/V Shelia Bordelon | Apr.2015

While much attention has been heaped on the Harvey Gulf LNG initiative, there are a stable of advanced vessels coming to the market such as Bordelon Marine’s MV Shelia Bordelon, which was christened at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, La., in late March.

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Bordelon Christening continues Susan G. Komen Partnership | Mar.2015

MARCH 3, 2015 — Bordelon Marine, New Orleans, LA, is partnering with Susan G. Komen to christen the MV Shelia Bordelon on Friday, March 20, at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA.

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Family Firm likes to Build its Own Vessels | Jan.2015

Throughout its history, the company has maintained a family-oriented culture and established a positive presence in the local community and a longstanding trust with its vendors and employees alike. The company is a leading provider of marine transportation services to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere and offers a range of offshore vessels supporting activity such as construction support, exploration, production, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and dive support, oceanographic research and survey, well stimulation as well as military and special operations support.

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Bibby Subsea Charters Brandon Bordelon | Jan.2015

The Brandon Bordelon is an ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) and will start a three year charter in August 2015 primarily operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The addition of the Brandon Bordelon to Bibby Offshore’s existing international fleet of specialised vessels enhances the capability throughout the Americas region.

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Industry goes Pink | Nov.2014

Marine companies, such as Bordelon Marine, raise awarness for Breast Cancer. For the entire month of October, sports teams, schools, and businesses nationwide go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Balancing Power, Engineering and Thought | Nov.2014

Bordelon Marine celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this year, and continues a tradition of excellence that has been the company's hallmark from its inception in 1979. Throughout its history Bordelon Marine has maintained a family oriented culture and a positive presence in its community by continuing the long-standing trust it has established with its vendors and employees alike.

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Bordelon Marine Pink Stripe on Boat sends a Big Message | Oct.2014

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) -- It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and everywhere you look, you’ll see a whole lot of pink, even in some unlikely places. Bordelon Marine in Houma makes offshore vessels and they wanted to raise awareness in their own way.




Bordelon Marine Commits to Fight Breast Cancer | Sep.2014

Bordelon Marine has committed to a year-long campaign to fight breast cancer that will see the company donate a portion of profits from its ship, the M/V Shelia Bordelon, to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Bordelon Marine is in Pink | Sep.2014

Louisiana-based Bordelon Marine announces that its second Stingray vessel, MV Shelia Bordelon, under construction at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders, will feature a familiar, eye-catching pink stripe, along with the Susan G. Komen New Orleans logo.

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Marine News Top 100 Companies | Aug.2014

Family run since 1979, this year marks the 35th anniversary of Bordelon Marine, which owns and operates a fleet of mordern offshore supply vessels raning in sizes from 110-170 feet, mostly built after 2001. The company's services include loop run delivery, vessel management to third party owners, vessel/equipment brokerage, ROV services and topside mobilization and fabrication management.

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Bordelon Marine Marks 35th Anniversary | Jul.2014

This year, offshore marine transportation service company Bordelon Marine, Houma, LA, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Current President and CEO Wes Bordelon took the helm of Bordelon Marine in 1999 of the family owned business that had seen several periods of growth and decline.

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35 Years of Excellence | Jun.2014

Bordelon Marine celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this year, and continues a tradition of excellence that has been the company's hallmark from its inception in 1979. Throughout its history Bordelon Marine has maintained a family oriented culture and a positive presence in its community by continuing the long-standing trust it has established with its vendors and employees alike.

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StimFORCE Prowl the Gulf | Jun.2014

Baker Hughes recently constructed a new stimulation vessel dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico market, the StimFORCE GoM. It's the newest addition to the company's fleet of vessels, facilitating well stimulation, production enhancement, acidizing, and sand control operations.

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Port Fourchon The Gulf's Energy Connection | Jun.2014

As the growing fleet of oversized deepwater support vessels grabs most of the ink of late, Baker Hughes has expanded its Gulf of Mexico presence with the introduction of the 225 ft new generation StimFORCE stimulation vessel.

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WorkBoat Yearbook Offshores | Jun.2014

This year, offshore marine transportation service company Bordelon Marine, Houma, LA, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Current President and CEO Wes Bordelon took the helm of Bordelon Marine in 1999 of the family owned business that had seen several periods of growth and decline.

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Optimism Pervades Gulf of Mexico Market | Nov.2013

Macro-economic realities, not just in the Gulf of Mexico but worldwide, appear to underpin the optimism that many operators of offshore support vessels (OSVs) evidently feel, and Hornbeck Offshore services filing with US regulators after the company's second quarter results summed this up succinctly:"The OSV market is expanding globally," the company said.

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