Positioning and construction support

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    In the ever-demanding offshore sector, asset construction is crucial. Because only when they’re properly constructed can assets work efficiently. And for construction at sea, positioning is a key parameter. With our construction surveys, project management, and positioning skills, we help eliminate the need for redesign during installation. Using the most stable equipment and software applications to accurately position and carefully construct your assets.

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    Mike Liddell

    Global lead - Positioning & construction support

    Scalable planning

    Our support facilitates scalable operational planning – flexible, robust, and cost-efficient.

    Less hazard exposure

    We help you help your people. Together, we make sure your construction workers stay within HSSE exposure limits.

    Save time

    With our expert support, you’ll save time. Not just installation time, but operational time as well.

    Reduce risk

    Our specialist advice helps you reduce risk. During every step of the construction process.


    Case study

    Fugro tech saves Shell precious time

    For about two years, Shell was drilling in the oil and gas field in the UK North Sea. To do so, they used a remotely operated vehicle. In came Fugro – with our QuickVision® remote-sensing technology, we enabled real-time conductor well setting from that remotely operated vehicle. This saved Shell an impressive 10 rig days.

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    Custom software for offshore installation

    For the prestigious Beatrice offshore wind farm project, we created custom-built, real-time decision support survey software. This software interfaces all survey sensors on a subsea pile installation frame. This way, our client is able to install crucial pre-piles within existing tolerances. The result: highly efficient jacket installations in less time. And at lower costs.

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    Replacing a power cable among strong currents

    The Pentland Firth is well known for the strength of its currents, which are among the fastest in the world. At the bottom of this strait lies a 37 km long power cable. When it needed replacing, there was a real concern that the currents would lead to remotely-operated vehicle downtime – and costly delays. Enter Fugro. To maximise uptime, we were tasked with touchdown monitoring and as-laid surveys. Our solution? A tracked skid system.

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    Hitting the mark: Fugro’s QuickVision® Technology supports installation of Arcadis OST 1 Wind Farm from a heavy lift vessel

    Heerema Marine Contractors relied on our innovative QuickVision® camera technology to install wind turbines using a new floating Rotor-Nacelle Assembly (RNA) installation method. Our pattern recognition solution not only enabled remote positioning within strict tolerances, but reduced personnel risks traditionally associated with offshore installation operations.

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    QuickVision® technology reduces pile positioning time by 75%

    Fugro’s innovative QuickVision® touchless technology for the subsea stabframe saved the Doha Petroleum Construction Company (DOPET) a full day of barge time when installing seven subsea piles in offshore Qatar.

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    Mike Liddell

    Global lead - Positioning & construction support

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    Swaminathan Subramanian

    Regional lead Middle East & India - Positioning & construction support

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    Thijs Prins

    Regional lead Europe & Africa - Positioning & construction support

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    Billy Gardner

    Regional lead Americas - Positioning & construction support

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    Regional lead Asia Pacific - Positioning & construction support

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