Geo-data provider Fugro has secured a long-term contract for two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a full survey positioning package on Global Marine Group’s (GMG) newly chartered vessel, Normand Clipper
GMG is upgrading the dynamic positioning class 2-capable construction support vessel Normand Clipper in preparation for mid-year projects. Both the ROV systems and the survey package will be installed ready for future operations from Fugro’s remote operations centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
As part of the contract, Fugro will provide two Fugro core vehicles (FCVs) from its FCV600 model portfolio. Built inhouse by Fugro, the FCV600 is a compact, versatile work-class ROV that will support Normand Clipper across a range of operations, with primary focus on subsea cable-laying for the offshore utilities and renewables markets. With semi-autonomous functionality, the FCV600 model can be fitted with a custom-built tracked skid, which improves operability by up to 30% in strong currents compared to free-flying ROVs.
Global Offshore managing director Mike Daniel said, “These two Fugro ROVs form an important part of our wider upgrade and mobilisation plan for Normand Clipper ahead of some exciting projects for us in the coming months.”
Built in 2001 by Ulstein Verft, Normand Clipper has been upgraded several times over the years, proving the 127.5-m vessel’s flexibility and capability.
This contract follows in the wake of a three-year contract secured by Fugro in April with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning services provider. Under the contract, Fugro will deliver an integrated marine-based solution on board the semi-submersible unit Well-Safe Guardian to support subsea well decommissioning work.
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