Fugro Searcher deliveredVessel & ROV News // March 15, 2010
On 12 March 2010, Fugro formally took delivery of a newbuild survey vessel, Fugro Searcher, which it commissioned in 2007.
The vessel will operate in the offshore oil and gas industry and the offshore renewable energy sector. It will be able to carry out the full range of site and route survey tasks to obtain the high resolution data necessary for safe, efficient and cost-effective planning, design and engineering activities involving the seabed and the installation of pipelines, platforms, wind turbines, subsea structures and other seabed furniture.
The new vessel will have permanently mobilised geophysical and hydrographic survey spreads. Geotechnical equipment will be installed on a project by project basis.
Fugro said Fugro Searcher "represents the initial steps in a global vessel replacement schedule with the objective of removing older tonnage from the fleet and clearly differentiating Fugro's Offshore Survey Division from other providers."