Fugro has received a contract from Global Marine Group (GMG) to provide two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a full survey positioning package on Normand Clipper.

The Normand Clipper is GMG’s newly chartered vessel.

GMG is currently upgrading the vessel for the projects in the summer. The ROV and systems package support future operations from Fugro’s remote operations centre (ROC) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

According to the contract, GMG will receive two Fugro core vehicles (FCVs) from Fugro. The FCVs will be a part of the FCV600 model portfolio.

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As a versatile work-class ROV (WROV), the FCV600 will enable Fugro’s Normand Clipper to perform different operations while focussing on subsea cable-laying for the use in the offshore and renewables markets.

The FCV600 model can be installed with a custom-built tracked skid to improve the operability by 30% in strong currents.

Fugro Europe Positioning and Construction Support director Alastair McKie said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract by Global Marine Group and look forward to supporting their remote operations on the Normand Clipper.”

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Global Offshore MD Mike Daniel added: “These two Fugro ROVs form an important part of our wider upgrade and mobilisation plan for the Normand Clipper, ahead of some exciting projects for us in the coming months.”

In July 2018, Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHL) completed maintenance and repair work on Fugro Mercator, a twin-hulled survey vessel.