New seismic vessel for FugroVessel & ROV News // June 14, 2007
Fugro has christened its new 3-D seismic vessel Geo Barents.
Geo Barents is a 3-D seismic acquisition vessel capable of deploying six 6 streamers of up to 9 km in length. The vessel has an overall length of 76.95m.
The vessel was built at Solstrand shipyard in Tomrefjord, south-west Norway. The vessel is owned by KS Geo Barents.
“This vessel is the most advanced that Solstrand has ever built,” said Arne K Tennøy, Managing Director of Solstrand. “Geo Barents is not only the largest vessel built by our shipyard but also the first for the offshore industry. It was a demanding and interesting project. I believe that our employees deserve special credit for the exceptional work they did. We have many reasons to be proud.”
The vessel hull is that of a trawler built by Noryard AS at Braila in Romania. The steel hull was towed to Norway late spring 2006 and then extended, making it possible to increase the number of crew onboard from 30 to 49 people.