New geotechnical vessel enters service in Asia PacificVessel & ROV News // November 25, 2013
Fugro Voyager, a purpose-built DP2 geotechnical drilling vessel, has entered service with Fugro's Offshore Geotechnical Division to expand its operations in the Asia Pacific region. The 83m vessel was specifically designed and built to address the varied demands of the region's deepwater markets.
With a twin tower drilling derrick over a centrally located moonpool, the vessel has automated pipe and tool handling equipment to promote safe drilling floor operations. A large soil laboratory provides a unique open-plan working environment for the geotechnicians; other equipment includes both downhole and seabed sampling and testing systems rated for 3,000m of water.
Equipped with a dynamic positioning capability (DP2), Fugro Voyager is built to Comfort Class COMF-V(3) standards with accommodation for up to 60 persons.