New survey vessel starts work for Fugro Survey LtdVessel & ROV News // June 22, 2007
Fugro Survey Limitedís newly commissioned survey vessel, Fugro Discovery, has recently commenced its inaugural survey programme.†
The vessel†has embarked upon an†acoustic and visual pipeline inspection work in the North Sea on behalf of various clients.†The total length of pipeline to be surveyed is upwards of 7,500km.
Given normal sea conditions for the time of year,†Fugro Discovery will be occupied on the programme into September 2007.
The vessel is equipped with a dual Focus-2 ROTV system to deliver the highest quality side scan sonar inspection data and onboard processing and reporting.†
When anomalies are revealed, the vessel has the option of performing visual inspections using the onboard SeaEye Tiger,†which is an industry-standard inspection ROV, complete with tether management system and 150m excursion tether.
Equipped with both a colour camera and a low light SIT camera it records its video inspection sequences digitally either direct to DVD or onto hard disc.
The vesselís DP system assures stable position keeping during ROV operations.†The results from both the acoustic and the visual inspections are made available from the vessel, in near real-time, to transmit via broadband VSAT to the beach.