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    Fugro takes delivery of largest purpose-built seismic vessel in the world

    Vessel & ROV News // September 10, 2007

    A new Fugro 3-D vessel was named in Bergen, Norway on August 18th, the vessel being Geo Celtic, the largest purpose-built seismic vessel in the world, which is capable of deploying 12 solid streamers of up to 8km in length.

    The vessel has an overall length of 100.80m, breadth (max) of 28m, and can accommodate 69 people onboard.

    The vessel was completed at Bergen Yards BMV.

    “We are proud to deliver the largest purpose-built seismic vessel in the world,” said Magnus Stangeland, CEO of Bergen Yards AS. “Geo Celtic is the most advanced vessel ever built by Bergen Yards. What is more, she is the first in a series of six similar vessels to be built in Bergen. The yard is fully booked till 2010.”

    “The project went well from the beginning, all partners had long experience and confidence in each other,” said Klaas S Wester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fugro NV. “I am proud that Fugro possesses state-of-the-art vessels and technology.”

    The vessel will be operated by Ellen Forland Rederi, and Fugro will charter her and is responsible for all seismic equipment onboard. 

    Geo Celtic's first job will be for PEMEX Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Mexico, acquiring 7,200km2 of 3-D seismic data.

     

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