Fugro receives third offshore coastal survey vessel from Damen Shipyards

21 December 2014 (Last Updated December 21st, 2014 18:30)

Damen Shipyards has delivered the third and final Fugro offshore coastal survey vessel (FOCSV) to Fugro.

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Damen Shipyards has delivered the third and final Fugro offshore coastal survey vessel (FOCSV) to Fugro.

The new vessel, Fugro Frontier, is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a different range of tasks, including survey, monitoring and inspection operations.

Fugro received the first and second FOCSV, Fugro Proteus and Fugro Pioneer, in July and September this year, respectively.

The vessels will be able to undertake geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, moon pool deployment, plus monitoring and inspection duties.

"The vessels will be able to undertake geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, moon pool deployment, plus monitoring and inspection duties."

Damen Benelux region sales director Mijndert Wiesenekker said: "Since these vessels are to work in different areas, each is adapted to suit a particular environment.

"As a result, this series has been developed specifically to allow for a number of optional configurations."

Each vessel in the series has been designed to suit the individual environments they will be deployed and to ensure effective performance across different regions.

Fugro Frontier, which features a changed deck layout and a small daughter craft, is expected to be deployed in various African markets.

The vessels are expected to support Fugro in the acquisition of a full spectrum of survey data through different tasks.


Image: Fugro Frontier is the third Damen-built offshore coastal survey vessel for Fugro. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.