M.V. Fugro Equator, operated by Fugro Survey Pte Ltd, is built to the highest standards demanded of a dedicated survey vessel capable of international deployment. The specially designed hull, diesel electric drive and rudder propellers, maximises fuel efficiency, navigational control and station keeping capabilities. Great attention was paid to minimising conducted vibration from vessel mounted machinery and infrastructure. The result is an acoustically quiet platform, enabling high quality data collection.
Permanently installed equipment includes the latest in digital seismic, seabed and sub seabed mapping systems. Acoustic positioning is provided by a through hull USBL system. Surface positioning is Fugro Starfix® high precision, GNSS. All acquisition, navigation, processing, charting and reporting systems are networked and integrated through industrial grade servers.
The vessel can carry out a full range of offshore survey services from simultaneous analogue/digital site surveys through to route surveys. In addition, a Fugro owned AUV system can easily be mobilised on the vessel without affecting other survey capabilities. ROV Inspection and more complex Geotechnical spreads can be mobilised as required.
En-suite single and double cabin accommodation for 42 and 65 metres LOA makes the M.V. Fugro Equator a very comfortable and spacious environment to work in.