Fugro's New Survey Vessel Starts Operations in South East Asia
Fugro Survey has launched its multirole survey vessel, MV Fugro Gemini for a wide range of surveys, such as shallow and deepwater geophysical analogue and multi-channel seismic site survey, pipeline and cable route survey, swathe bathymetry survey and AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) survey, serving the oil and gas industry, the cable sector and government agency clients in South East Asia.
The MV Fugro Gemini, measuring 49.3m length overall and 18.2m width, has been fitted with state-of-the-art Fugro Starfix navigation and positioning equipment, and high frequency digital seismic acquisition and processing equipment. Furthermore it contains sub-bottom profilers, an EM300 multi beam and single beam echo sounders, side-scan sonars, HiPAP500, magnetometer, vibro and gravity coring systems and off-line processing stations, enabling the integration of all survey activities from data collection to final onboard reporting.
The MV Fugro Gemini has also been fitted with a Hugin 1000 AUV rated to 3000m operating depth. The launch and recovery container is permanently mobilized on the vessel.
With deployment of the all-round MV Fugro Gemini better operational efficiency can be realized.