Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet - 08/02/2007


Fugro will acquire the vessel KV Tromsø from Kystvaktskipet Tromsø of Norway. This vessel will be converted initially for acoustic pipeline inspection survey operations and will be ready for deployment in May 2007. It was built in 1997 and is currently serving as a Norwegian Coastguard vessel. This acquisition is part of Fugro’s ongoing policy to partly replace, modernise and expand its fleet of seabed survey vessels.

KV Tromsø will be renamed and will be operated by Fugro Survey Ltd of Aberdeen, increasing the UK/Norwegian operated geohazard survey vessel fleet to five units. The vessel will be equipped to a similar standard to the current fleet flagship, Fugro Meridian, in order to provide geohazard survey capability from continental shelf to foot of continental slope and a comprehensive 2D seismic capability suitable for shallow gas and shallow target exploration surveys.

In addition, Fugro Survey AS (Oslo and Bergen) has signed a charter agreement for the DP1 vessel MV Birkeland, built in 2004, which will be equipped for bathymetric, route and site surveys with the option to mobilise an ROV. This vessel will also be available from May 2007 onwards.

Last updated: 27/11/2020