Survey And Positioning Contract for Utec Survey

UTEC Survey Asia (Singapore) has received a contract award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to supply survey and positioning services in Turkmenistan. UTEC Survey will support the MMHE-Technip JV installation of a 7,000mT Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and topside floatover. The work is scheduled to take place in fourth quarter 2010. In addition to providing positioning services for the structures, UTEC will deploy precise motion and environmental sensors in order to provide real-time monitoring during the installation. Sean Fowler, Managing Director of UTEC Survey Asia, commented that this contract represents a key milestone in UTEC Survey's service record.... (read more)
2010-11-15 10:44:35

NCS Survey Acquires SRD Survey Division

NCS Survey Ltd and Halma PLC have signed Heads of Agreement to transfer the Survey Operations Department of Sonar Research and Development (SRD) to NCS Survey. This leaves SRD (a division of Tritech) to concentrate on the development and manufacture of 3D visualisation systems while NCS Survey will take on SRDs existing and future survey projects.     NCS Survey is the leading independent survey contractor specialising in survey and subsea positioning to both the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy Sectors.   Andy Gray, NCS Chief Executive, stated "The addition of the SRD team, the high-specification multi-beam sonars and... (read more)
2009-10-13 01:30:11

Survey Suite for New German Survey Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.       The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro-acoustic aspects of the new-build survey vessel ‘Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff’ (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV Sonne, the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities. The EM122 is a field-proven and... (read more)
2012-12-18 09:54:11

Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet

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... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:35:45

IMCA'S Annual Safety Survey

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA, UK) member companies are invited to submit statistics for 2010, to ensure that the resulting statistics are more far-reaching and inclusive of the overall membership and continue to record year-on-year trends. Every year the IMCA produces a report of safety statistics covering fatalities and injuries reported by members. These provide a useful insight into the performance of the industry in the areas of health, safety and the environment, recording the safety performance of IMCA contractor members and enabling them to benchmark their performance. "Last year, statistics were provided for 2009 by 152 companies and organisations,... (read more)
2011-01-13 09:46:40

China Oceanic Survey

The National Bureau of Oceanography of China started a two-year oceanic environmental survey. Doing so, China probes the conditions of its maritime space. The results of the research are used to develop the maritime economy, tapping of oceanic resources, maritime disaster relief and prevention and oceanic environmental protection. Data collection covers 1.02 million square km of sea and records depths, waves, water levels, ocean currents, water temperatures and colors, minerals and plankton in four seasons. In the first summer phase, over 3,000 surveyors work down from north to south. (read more)
2006-07-18 12:00:00

UTEC Survey Manger Appointed

Carlo Pinto has joined UTEC Survey Construction Services, UK, as the regional sales & marketing Manager. As part of the UTEC Survey’s Aberdeen team, he will focus on developing significant new business opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and West Africa.     Carlo’s extensive experience includes more than fifteen years in the offshore survey business. After starting his career working hands-on offshore, Carlos held a number of management positions with Geolab srl, Italy, and was most recently the company’s commercial manager.   (read more)
2011-04-08 02:34:04

Marine Electronic Highway Survey

The hydrographic survey within the Traffic Separation Scheme of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore will cover an area of 621.3 square kilometres around the One Fathom Bank area, representing 14.38% of the total area of the TSS. This is one of the key activities of the Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Demonstration Project, now being in its final stages of implementation. The target area to be surveyed has a depth of less than 25m. Some parts of the target area had been resurveyed at various times between 1972 and 2005 and this forthcoming survey by the Project will result in... (read more)
2010-02-25 10:42:22

Fast Survey Vessels

The Freedom and the Libertas are two vessels that will be surveying for the Rotterdam port extension. The Freedom, christened on Friday 27 February 2009 in Urk (The Netherlands), is a new-built vessel whilst the Libertas has been refit for the job.   The Freedom now is the second vessel of No Limit Ships that will be surveying in Rotterdam. The smaller Spirit made a good impression during earlier archaeological and pre-work surveys. The No Limit ships combine a good stability and higher speed, thus making offshore surveying a fast job. The newly-christened vessel has been built according to hydrographic... (read more)
2009-03-04 03:46:54
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