Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, M/V Fugro Equator; the third of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated survey vessels. Designed to Fugro specifications and fitted with the latest survey equipment these are the most advanced vessels of their type. The vessel will be utilised on various projects in the Asia Pacific region.
The new vessel will have permanently mobilised geophysical and hydrographic survey spreads, and will be able to carry out the full range of site and route survey tasks to obtain the high resolution data necessary for safe, efficient and cost-effective planning, design and engineering activities for offshore projects. When needed, an AUV for deep water site investigations can quickly be mobilised.
Fugro Equator is part of Fugro’s global vessel replacement schedule with the objective of removing older tonnage from the fleet and meeting stringent industry safety standards.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, July 30, 2012; Image: Fugro