Fugro Orders Geophysical Survey Vessel

Fugro has signed an agreement with ship designers and builders, Fr. Fassmer GMBH & Co. KG of Bremen (Germany), for the design and construction of a new geophysical survey vessel. It will be named the MV Fugro Searcher.   The suite of survey equipment will include EA600 single beam echo sounder, EM302 and EM3002 multibeam echo sounders, Edgetech dual frequency 4200 digital sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, Hydroscience SeeMUX digital system, with a seismic source of up to 970 cu in firing into a 3000 solid digital streamer, and a HiPAP 500 USBL system.  The vessel will be fully networked... (read more)
2007-12-27 10:44:30

Polar Supply And Research Vessel

STX Finland Oy and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs have signed a contract for construction of a Polar Supply and Research Vessel. The ship with a value of approximately EUR116 million will bring some 600 man-years of work. The ship will be built in the Rauma shipyard and it will be delivered in spring 2012. It will bring South Africa deep-sea oceanography capacity.   The ship will function as a multi-purpose vessel, serving, among other things, as a supply vessel, research vessel, icebreaker, expedition vessel, as well as a passenger ship. The ice-strengthened vessel will be approximately 134... (read more)
2009-12-24 09:40:41

New Vessel For Wind Industry

In the first quarter of 2013, Fugro will take delivery of a new-built vessel, M/V Fugro Pioneer, which is the first of Fugro's dedicated Offshore Survey Costal Vessel series. Featured on Stand 11121 at EWEA Offshore Amsterdam, the new vessel will operate in north-west European waters.     Designed to Fugro specifications and fitted with the latest survey equipment, these new vessels are the most advanced of their type. The new 1300 GT Pioneer 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... (read more)
2011-11-30 12:00:00

Vessel Simulator for Technical College

Transas USA Inc. has won a contract to supply a full-mission offshore vessel simulator to the Louisiana Technical College, for installation at the Young Memorial Campus. The simulator is the first of its kind in the region specifically designed for the offshore industry. The simulator bridge includes a flexible console and controls configuration to accurately recreate the bridge of a variety of offshore vessel types commonly operated in the Gulf. This includes both forward and aft bridge control positions, each with visualisation, Dynamic Positioning Systems (DPS2) and typical offshore/platform supply vessel engine and steering controls. The forward visuals cover a... (read more)
2004-11-19 12:00:00

Pipelay Vessel DP2 Prepared

Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company Ltd. (NPCC) has awarded Dutch design office Ulstein Sea of Solutions the Basic Design contract for their new large derrick pipelay vessel DLS-4200. The new vessel will be one of the biggest vessels of its kind, combining S-lay double joints pipelay operations with 4,200 sT lifting capacity and DP2 prepared.   The design of the vessel is a modified version of the SOC 3000 design of Ulstein Sea of Solutions (USOS) and will be equipped with an Amclyde Model 80 crane. DLS-4200 is designed to operate worldwide, but will initially be equipped with a... (read more)
2009-04-09 09:52:02

New Vessel in MMT's Fleet

As a natural next step in the process of expanded subsea services in the oil and gas industry, MMT has signed a long-term charter contract for M/V Stril Explorer that is operated by Simon Mökster Shipping AS. Stril Explorer has one main ROV hangar, suitable for 2 x WROV, launching through hangar port/starboard side doors. The vessel is also equipped with a separate deck hangar suitable for 1 x IROV launching through a side door. This makes Stril Explorer a suitable platform for conducting complex subsea operations demanding multiple ROVs in the water. These subsea services are performed in close... (read more)
2014-03-05 02:05:23

NERC Commissions New Research Vessel

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) has commissioned a scientific research ship to replace the RRS Discovery, which was built in 1962 and is coming to the end of her scientifically useful working life. The new ship will operate worldwide, enabling cutting-edge scientific research. The ship's design will allow it to work in higher sea-states, complementing the work of NERC’s other research vessel, the RRS James Cook.     The build is assigned to Spanish shipyard C.N.P. Freire, S.A. after a tender prcedure. The total project cost of bringing the new vessel into service is GBP75 million.   Chief... (read more)
2011-04-14 09:25:05

Research Vessel Handover at Seawork

A search which began three years ago culminated in the handover of a new research vessel on the floating pontoon at Seawork 2009 in Southampton last week. The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company of nearby Hayling Island officially turned the 14m LOA, 6m beam catamaran RV Marisa over to Professor Stephen Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.   In 2006 the University of Liverpool began the search for a new coastal research vessel. The University has been carrying out marine biology and oceanographic research since 1881 and has operated research vessels of various types since 1885. However, the nature of the... (read more)
2009-06-26 12:00:00

Vessel and Voyage Optimisation Program

Jeppesen Marine is offering a 45-day trial and evaluation program to introduce prospective customers to the Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS). VVOS empowers masters and shore-side managers to develop optimised passages while managing vessel speed, fuel consumption, schedule integrity, seakeeping and environmental conditions.     Jeppesen Marine's patent-pending Hindcast Analysis is included as part of the no-cost, no-risk VVOS trial. Key performance indicators (KPIs), such as fuel conservation, cargo loss reduction, vessel damage, motion reduction and schedule integrity are selected to match each customer's operational objectives. Jeppesen Marine then prepares a final report documenting the trial results for each... (read more)
2009-03-24 03:22:10

Vessel Charter for Marine Renewables

Subocean Group, has chartered a DP2 subsea support vessel in what represents a GBP30 million investment for the subsea installation company. The Polar Prince will go on charter to Subocean in late July 2009 for two years, with three one year options.     The vessel, which will be supplied complete with survey and ROV spreads, will mobilise to the Greater Gabbard project, the first 140 Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) offshore wind-farm development in the world, off the coast of Suffolk.   Subocean was contracted by Fluor Ltd on behalf of Scottish and Southern Electricity Board to install power cables... (read more)
2009-05-04 04:22:06
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