Fugro receives Brazil-built ROV vessel

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROFugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel Fugro Aquarius, designed by Damen Shipyards Group and built by Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá near São Paulo.

The DP-2 diesel-electric vessel – claimed to be the most advanced of its type built in Brazil – is 83 m (272 ft) long with a deck area of 520 sq m (5,597 sq ft) and accommodation for 60 people. It can provide subsea inspection, repair, and maintenance services in water depths down to 3,000 m (9,842 ft).

Onboard equipment includes two Fugro-built 150-hp work class ROVs, and a stern A‐Frame with active heave compensated winch system, allowing for deployment of 10-metric ton (11-ton) structures.

The helideck is suitable for medium-lift aircraft such as the Sikorsky S‐92.



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