Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius, the most advanced vessel of her type built in Brazil.
The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83 m in length with a deck area of 520 m2 and accommodation for 60 people.
Permanently equipped with two Fugro-built 150HP work class ROVs, Fugro Aquarius is capable of operating in water depths of 3000 m.
The stern A-Frame, with active heave compensated winch system, allows for deployment of 10 t and the helideck is suitable for medium-lift helicopters such as the Sikorsky S-92.
Commenting on the new vessel, Mathilde Scholtes, Managing Director, Fugro Brasil, said, “Fugro Aquarius has been built specifically for the Brazilian market and is ideally suited for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance work.”
Designed by Damen shipyards group and built by Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá near São Paulo, the vessel’s local content exceeds 60%, with technology and equipment locally sourced and the project involving a workforce of over 250 Brazilian nationals.
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner
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