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    Geotechnical vessel for Fugro launched

    Vessel & ROV News // July 18, 2014

    Thoma-Sea recently launched Fugro Americas, a 193ft geotechnical, from its Lockport shipyard.

    The vessel is equipped with geotechnical and hydrographic survey equipment, instrument and processing rooms, a dynamic positioning system and a HiPAP 500 acoustic positioning system. The vessel also has stabilizer tanks, and is equipped with two 20 tonne A-frames that can handle a range of geotechnical equipment. It will also be equipped with ROVs to support survey operations.

    The vessel’s hull was extensively optimized using CFD analyses and model testing for seakeeping performance and bubble sweep down.

    The owner of this vessel is Fugro America.

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