The latest addition to Fugro’s fleet, the geotechnical drilling vessel ‘Fugro Scout’, was baptized last week in Rotterdam by Marian Geise, wife of Joost Geise, commercial director of Fugro Offshore Geotechnics.
Tebma Shipyards delivered Fugro’s new vessel, earlier this year at its shipyard at Malpe, India, following the delivery of its sister ship Fugro Voyager in 2013.
Since its maiden project in the Persian Gulf, the 83-metre vessel has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several geotechnical and geophysical surveys.
The new vessel is designed for both the shallow and deep water survey markets. It can perform drilling and seabed sampling in water depths up to 3,000 metres.
Fugro Scout’s next mission is to take on a geotechnical survey for an offshore windfarm project in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
With quarters for up to 60 operational staff, the vessel also comes with a soil laboratory which provides an open-plan working environment for the geotechnicians.