Fugro Quest, a state-of-the-art vessel equipped with advanced deep-water technology, has become the the newest addition to the operator’s geotechnical fleet.
The vessel’s energy efficient design results, on average, in significantly lower fuel consumption than for other geotechnical vessels.
Moreover, its ability to take hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel and remote operations and data processing capabilities support more sustainable operations.
”Fugro Quest consumes less fuel than other large geotechnical vessels. It is hybrid ready, comes with automatic handling of tubulars and geotechnical tools and has the latest IT capabilities onboard to safely carry out operations across the globe,” said Dennis Koenen, Fugro’s service line director for Geotechnics in Europe and Africa.
Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil: the resulting data are essential to establish the optimal location and design of offshore developments, such as wind farms.
The new vessel’s capabilities include the acquisition of high-quality geotechnical data from 2,000 metres below sea level.
It is equipped with cutting-edge systems and advanced deep-water technology such as WISON Mk V Ecodrive, SEACALF Mk V Deep Drive, as well as dedicated coring systems and onboard soil-testing laboratory facilities.
The vessel’s remote positioning and fast data-processing capabilities enable clients to access acquired project data in near real time from the cloud.
Fugro Quest will commence operations in December for Vattenfall’s offshore windfarm near Norfolk in the United Kingdom.