Fugro’s QuickVision technology to support safe subsea operations in Brazil’s Mero 2 project
21 January 2022
Maersk Supply Service has awarded Fugro a subsea survey and positioning contract to support installation of an anchoring system for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Sepetiba in Petrobras’ deepwater Mero 2 project, offshore Brazil.
These operations are scheduled to begin in Q1 2022 and last approximately 4 months. Fugro will accomplish the work using their QuickVision® augmented reality camera, a touchless, vision-based approach proven in Petrobras’ Mero 1 deepwater project last year.
QuickVision® is part of Fugro’s strategy to make offshore operations safer, more efficient and more sustainable. Integrated with Fugro’s Starfix® navigation suite, the camera system eliminates the need for staff to mount sensors on subsea assets, which in turn reduces offshore personnel needs, vessel time and carbon emissions. For the Mero 2 project, Fugro will use the technology to help guide installation of 24 subsea torpedo piles and mooring lines, as well as to support real-time positioning for additional subsea installation and construction activities.
John Chatten, Business Development Manager for Fugro’s marine operations in Brazil stated, "We are delighted to be working with Maersk Supply Service on their Mero 2 project for Petrobras following the successful deployment of our QuickVision® technology on the Mero 1 project. It is Fugro’s goal to be the partner of choice for subsea services, delivering innovative solutions for complex installation and construction projects that contribute to the responsible development of Brazil’s energy assets.”
Mero 1 and Mero 2 projects are part of the Mero field under Libra Consortium responsibility, in which Petrobras is the operator (40 %) with the following partners: Shell Brasil (20 %), TotalEnergies (20 %), CNODC (10 %) and CNOOC Limited (10 %), together with stated owned company Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA – as the manager of the production sharing contract.