Recently, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, M/V Fugro Galaxy; the second of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated survey vessels. Designed to Fugro specifications and fitted with the latest survey equipment these are the most advanced vessels of their type.
The new vessel 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 cost-effective planning, design and engineering activities for the installation of pipelines, platforms, manifolds, wind turbines and other seabed structures.
Fugro Galaxy is part of Fugro’s global vessel replacement schedule with the objective of removing older tonnage from the fleet and differentiating Fugro from other providers.
M/V Fugro Equator of Fugro’s FSSV65 series is designed to Fugro specifications to be fuel efficient and acoustically quiet, the vessel is fitted with the latest survey equipment, making her the most advanced vessel of its type in Asia.
The new vessel is permanently equipped with hydrographic, analogue and digital geophysical survey spreads, including multibeam systems and she has been designed with AUV operation as a major consideration. A Fugro owned Hugin 1000 AUV, rated to 3,000m operating depth and complete with launch and recovery system, can easily be mobilised onto the vessel.
Source: Fugro, May 16, 2012