Survey Vessel in the Desert

When planning to attend the Trimble Dimensions user conference in Nevada, USA (5-7 November 2012), Measutronics faced a dilemma: how could the company show clients its hydrographic survey equipment at an event taking place in the middle of the desert? The answer: Measutronics decided to bring its survey boat on land to display Trimble marine equipment. The company also showcased CodaOctopus products (see image below). The Florida-based company trailered the boat out and transported it back and forth over land to Las Vegas in a 5,000-mile round trip. (read more)
2012-11-07 08:56:14

Plymouth University Receives AutoNaut Vessel

Researchers and students at Plymouth University, UK, will be able to use an advanced autonomous wave-propelled surface vessel thanks to a new deal signed with a leading UK designer. MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd, based in West Sussex and Devon, is to provide one of its AutoNaut craft after entering into a licence agreement with the university through its Marine Institute. The licence includes access to a 3.5m pre-production model, designed to be sent out unmanned into the marine environment and used to conduct research. Propulsion by Pitch and Roll AutoNaut comprises a single hull with four moving hydrofoils that harness wave energy as... (read more)
2015-12-02 04:24:55

Cable Laying Vessel and Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Netherlands) has placed an order with Samsung, Taiwan, for the construction of a power cable-laying vessel. The vessel with an overall length of 100 metres and with a cable loading capacity of 5,000 ton is expected to be completed in the second half of 2012. The company has also been awarded a EUR20 million contract to lay two power cables between the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. This is a full turnkey project in which Boskalis will place two 150kV underwater power cables of about 5km in length between the islands of Java and Bali. Due... (read more)
2011-05-25 01:32:16

Survey Vessel MV Proteus Launched

UK-based specialist seabed mapping company Osiris Projects has launched the 5th vessel in its fleet, the 14.0m GRP catamaran MV Proteus. Designed to provide an excellent working platform for coastal survey operations, MV Proteus can work up to 60 miles from a safe haven under MCA Category 2 and has a maximum speed of 24 knots. The vessel benefits from a shallow draft of just 1.0m making her ideal for inshore operations, while the hull design ensures exceptional manoeuvrability at both low and high speeds and incorporates a low drag profile providing fuel economy.   The vessel is equipped with... (read more)
2013-11-22 12:00:00

100th Alnmaritec Vessel Delivered

Alnmaritec has reached a landmark achievement with the launch of the 100th vessel built by the company. Endurance was launched in August of this year nearly a century after Shackleton's original boat, launched in 1912, and she is built for duties in wind farm maintenance support roles. As befits the famous name she carries the boat is built to excel whilst operating in extremely demanding conditions and she is one of the Alnmaritec Wave Commander class.   The Endurance has been built for the operators North Sea Logistics and she is the fifth in a series of sister vessels of the... (read more)
2010-09-23 09:46:33

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
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