Survey vessels

Fugro operates a fleet of specialised multipurpose survey vessels equipped with state-of-the-art survey spreads. We continue to invest and expand our already extensive survey vessel fleet with world-class dedicated, specialised vessels to meet demands in the deepwater, coastal and renewables markets.

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The challenges posed by the ever more remote and extreme environments of new offshore energy developments has meant geophysical survey vessels have had to evolve. We have invested in a global initiative which aims to replace older tonnage and differentiate new, innovative survey vessels from what is currently available in the market. Our aim is to provide you with the most innovative, productive solutions for your project.

Our new Offshore Survey vessels (the FSSV 65 range) were developed in close cooperation with clients. As a leading criterion, they are the newest and most advanced offshore survey vessels in the world. 

Designed to cater to Fugro specifications, our DP1 vessel is an acoustically quiet vessel outputting data of a significantly better quality. Fitted with the latest survey equipment, it’s the most advanced vessel of its type in the world.

Our multi-tasking DP1 vessels are :

  • Fitted with a permanently mobilised suite of high resolution geophysical and hydrographic survey equipment, including a multibeam, a new generation parametric sub-bottom profiler and solid digital seismic streamers
  • Fitted with environmental, geotechnical and ROVSV equipment deployed using both stern and side hydraulic A-frame handling equipment
  • Fully networked to provide plug-and-play interconnectivity and make use of our dual DGPS high precision surface positioning and HiPAP acoustic underwater positioning
  • Multiple off-line data processing workstations that facilitate quality control analysis and enable on-board reporting. Data can be assembled, analysed and interpreted in a fully integrated manner
  • 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 for the installation of pipelines, platforms, manifolds, wind turbines and other seabed structures
  • Focused on high quality, high resolution data acquisition

Our survey instrumentation and vessel configurations provide you with the detailed mapping you need for safe and cost-effective offshore operations and engineering design. With our vessels, we are able to give you high quality site investigation services worldwide.

Our new standard deepwater survey vessels include:

Fugro Brasilis
Fugro Equator
Fugro Galaxy
Fugro Searcher

We have also recently invested in a series of dedicated coastal survey vessels (the FOSCV 53 range), suited for offshore wind energy projects, offshore cable and pipeline corridor design and nautical hydrographic charting programmes. Fitted with the latest survey equipment, these new vessels are the most advanced of their type.

They are capable of carrying 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.  The FOSCV 53 range is specifically designed for the installation of wind turbines, as well as pipelines, platforms, manifolds and other seabed structures.

With a full range of cranes and winches as well as moon pools, our vessels benefit from dynamic positioning and even include facilities for light geotechnical investigations (vibrocores and cone penetration testing).

Our survey vessels are Installed with the latest specialist systems for high-resolution multibeam surveys and complimentary geotechnical and investigation services. They are fitted with:

  • Multibeam echosounders
  • Sub-bottom profilers
  • Acoustic positioning system
  • Other  acoustic/sonar systems deployed in and around the custom-built box-keel
  • Fugro proprietary satellite positioning systems
  • Sources for precise motion, heading and positioning data
  • VSAT for worldwide transfer of all acquired data processed on-board

Our new coastal survey vessels include:

Fugro Proteus 
Fugro Pioneer
Fugro Frontier

Our other new build survey vessels include:

Fugro Helmert
Fugro Americas

  • World class efficient vessels
  • Crewed by a team of dedicated specialists
  • Purpose-built for market requirements
  • State-of-the-art systems and equipment
  • Built to high specification
  • Meet all HSE requirements
29th Jun 2016

Fugro deploys additional resource for the world’s largest seep-hunting survey

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting survey for multiclient geoscience data company, TGS.

25th Apr 2016

Fugro to provide hydrographic survey services to CHS in Canada

Fugro has been awarded a Supply Arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel based hydrographic survey services.

10th Jun 2014

Fugro provide Survey Vessel in search for flight MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro a contract that will see the deployment of its specialist vessel, equipment and expertise in the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370).

22th Aug 2013

Delivery of new multi purpose coastal survey vessel

Fugro's new offshore survey coastal vessel, R.V. Fugro Helmert, delivered on 6th August 2013 is the latest in Fugro's fleet renewal programme.

09th Jul 2013

Fugro Brasilis - delivery of new build survey vessel

On 4 July 2013, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, Fugro Brasilis; the fourth of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated offshore survey vessels.

30th Jul 2012

M/V Fugro Equator - Delivery of new build Survey Vessel

On 27 July 2012, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, M/V Fugro Equator; the third of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated survey vessels.

02th Mar 2011

M/V Fugro Galaxy - Delivery of New-Build Survey Vessel

On 1st March 2011, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, M/V Fugro Galaxy; the second of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated survey vessels.

23th Jun 2010

Fugro Signs Contract for New Survey Vessels

Fugro N.V. of the Netherlands, and Oakwell Shipbuilding Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd, based in Singapore have signed a ship building contract for two Fugro Standard Survey Vessels.

12th Mar 2010

Delivery New-Build Survey Vessel Fugro Searcher

On 12 March 2010, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build survey vessel, the M/V Fugro Searcher which it commissioned in 2007.

07th Sep 2009

New Fugro 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 like 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.

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