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    Fugro Enterprise starts work

    Vessel & ROV News // November 28, 2007

    Fugro GeoServices's newbuild survey vessel, Fugro Enterprise, which has a length overall of 52m, has entered service.

    Fugro Enterprise is presently mobilizing for the first of three deepwater surveys in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The vessel was designed from the outset to meet the requirements of both ABS and SOLAS compliance for international vessels over 500 tons. Commissioning included full inspections for both.

    The vessel carries a suite of high-resolution geophysical survey equipment including Echo Surveyor II, a Hugin 3000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, as the primary system.

    The AUV is equipped with multi-beam echosounder, sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler sensors capable of working for up to 60 hours continuously in water depths of 3,000m.

    Survey data can be processed onboard and be available from the vessel in near real-time via broadband connection to Fugro’s and/or clients’ offices.

    Said the company in a statement: "The unique combination on Fugro Enterprise of HSE systems, work space, accommodation, endurance and the latest survey equipment is consistent with Fugro’s established ability to provide the most efficient and cost effective AUV survey work available."

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