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

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 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

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

Magnetic System Survey

Innovatum International Ltd has carried out a beach survey of the Bacton-to-Zeebrugge Gas Interconnector pipeline for Gardline Environmental Ltd. Despite being buried 5 metres deep the pipeline was successfully located and surveyed on the beach at Zeebrugge (Belgium). The survey was carried out using Innovatum Ultra equipment mounted on a survey ‘barrow’ and, carried out to the low water mark, took less than two hours to complete. Innovatum magnetising and tracking technology can be applied to virtually all submarine cables and pipelines. (read more)
2006-01-05 12:00:00

Infrastructure Survey in Turkey

Fugro has been awarded a contract by the joint venture NÖMAYG (NUROL, ÖZALTIN, MAKYOL, ASTALDI, YÜKSEL and GÖÇAY) in Turkey for site investigations and consultancy work for a major infrastructure project on the Izmit Bay Bridge in Turkey. The project, to start immediately, has a value of EUR11.9m and will extend into the third quarter of 2010.   The contract involves onshore and offshore geophysics, drilling for samples, seismic studies, geological mapping, geotechnical laboratory testing and earthquake engineering. With these specialised services Fugro will assist NÖMAYG, who has won the concession to design, build and operate the 421-kilometre Bursa-Balikesir-Izmir Highway... (read more)
2009-12-14 01:52:41

Coastal Survey Software

CARIS has released HIPS Version 6.0 off-the-shelf bathymetric data cleaning and validation software integrated with powerful vector product creation. Highlights of this release include new CUBE (Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimator) processing, new multi-resolution BASE Surface technology for creating surfaces of varying resolution, new support for on the fly-scale bars and raster legends and new raster data and BASE surface display capabilities. HIPS can take raw sounding data from ship to chart. Supporting over forty industry-standard data formats, HIPS and SIPS can be integrated into any workflow. It is used by more than two hundred organisations in more than fifty... (read more)
2005-12-15 12:00:00

Remote Survey System

Clearpath Robotics from Canada has unveiled the Kingfisher M200 Remote Survey System, providing environmental professionals with an agile, customisable platform for remote sensing and environmental monitoring. Applications range from hydrology staples such as bathymetric data collection, shore erosion monitoring, sediment mapping and flow rate measurements to dam inspection and harbour safety. The newly refined features include semi-planing hulls for increased speed with less draw on power, a compact design, and electric jet thrusters that allow the Kingfisher M200 to traverse fast-moving water with ease. These adaptations make the newest Kingfisher suitable for performing dangerous, dirty, and dull jobs. The vessel... (read more)
2013-01-04 12:00:00

Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey

Following the success of the preliminary geotechnical coring programme in 2010, Fugro has successfully performed a detailed geophysical survey of Navitus Bay for Eneco Round 3 Development Ltd. Navitus Bay is to the west of the Isle of Wight and lies within Zone 7 of the Crown Estate’s Round 3 UK offshore wind farm zones. The Navitus Bay project involved surveying an area of more than 200 square kilometres and took around one month to execute. The aim of the survey was to acquire sufficient data to carry out the front-end engineering and design studies, and to gain a thorough... (read more)
2012-03-29 09:33:41

d’ROP Survey Platform Launched

Developed by UK-based Osiris Projects, the dynamic Remotely Operated Survey Platform (d’ROP) has the potential to revolutionise survey productivity in shallow water tracking and inspection applications. In recent years, with the expansion of offshore wind and cable interconnectors, there has been a significant increase in the requirements for cable depth of burial surveying in coastal areas, where compact ROVs struggle with the environmental conditions and where work-class ROVs add significant expense. The idea behind the d’ROP is simple; to provide a compact, stable platform for remote survey in dynamic coastal environments. Osiris Projects managing director Andy McLeay explains saying that... (read more)
2015-02-10 09:32:27
Search Filter