Fugro took delivery of the Fugro Americas, a newbuild shallow draft survey vessel this month.
The Fugro Americas. From Fugro.
Custom designed to Fugro’s specifications, the vessel is fitted with the latest geophysical survey equipment and houses some of the most advanced instrumentation in the field.
The Fugro Americas is optimized for working in the Gulf of Mexico, but is also suitable for other geographical areas, being permanently mobilized and available for rapid deployment to locations throughout North and South America as well as the Caribbean.
The 59m-long vessel is capable of carrying out a wide range of offshore services including high resolution geophysical and light geotechnical surveys in water depths of up to 4500m. Fugro Americas is built to operate Fugro’s new 4500m-rated Hugin 1000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Echo Surveyor VII, which was delivered in December 2014. Specialist equipment on the new survey vessel includes a dynamic positioning system and state-of-the-art survey systems, including a deepwater EM302 multibeam echosounder to be used for gas seep surveys.
The Fugro Americas meets stringent industry safety and environmental standards and was built by Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors in Louisiana, with supervision by Fugro Marine Services.