Bourbon and Horizon Maritime are joining forces on a harsh-environment offshore joint venture.

The Canadian-French tie-up, Bourbon Horizon, will focus on serving the North Sea and Canadian markets with a fleet of five platform supply vessels, a large anchor handling tug supply ship and a multipurpose support vessel.

It will also offer ship management services.

“Horizon is pleased to partner with Bourbon Marine & Logistics, a global leader in the offshore service market and I’m excited to join my colleagues in this joint venture,” said joint venture managing director Cliff Gaetz.