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Fugro Venturer to commence offshore survey campaign

Fugro Venturer to commence offshore survey campaign

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07 June 2017

With a maiden voyage that takes her to the deep waters of Irelandís Atlantic margin and the far North of the Barents Sea, Fugro Venturer is the newest of Fugroís successful purpose-designed, standardised survey vessels, originally formulated in 2013.

The 72-m vessel is a platform for technological innovation, where Fugroís trademark technologies such as OARS (centralized command centers with direct access to offshore survey projects), Back2Base (enabling large amounts of survey data to be sent from offshore vessels to onshore processing centers and clients) and ROAMES (a powerful asset management solution streamlining subsea operations) are radically changing information delivery.

Fugro has secured a significant confirmed work backlog so that a campaign of site and pipeline route surveys, for clients including Aker BP, following commissioning and survey trials. Fugro Venturer is contracted to conduct simultaneous analogue/digital surveys, 3D high resolution seismic and environmental sampling and shallow geotechnical operations. An increased level of weather tolerance will ensure a highly reliable operational program.

Specialised equipment enables sampling in water depths of up to 3,500 m and a permanent AUV hangar houses a Kongsberg Hugin 1000 autonomous underwater vehicle. The vessel can host a multitude of ROV platforms and the specially designed hull form and propulsion systems ensure acoustically quiet and economical running at higher than standard survey speeds.