Fugro Aquarius awarded prestigious Petrobras contract
Fugro has recently been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract by Petrobras in Brazil for its new 83 m, ROV Support Vessel Fugro Aquarius. The offshore vessel was designed by Damen and built in Brazil by Wilson Sons in Guarujá. Wilson Sons and Damen have a long lasting relationship, having built more than 60 vessels in close cooperation.
The IRM activities got underway in April and the contract is for one year, with an option for an additional year. Fugro Aquarius is the most advanced vessel of its type and she has been designed specifically for the Brazilian offshore market.
The DP2, diesel-electric vessel has a spacious deck of 520 sq m and accommodation for 60 people. Ideally suited for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance work, the vessel is equipped with two Fugro-built 150HP Work Class ROVs.
Fugro Aquarius is capable of operating in water depths of 3,000 m. The stern A-Frame has an active heave compensated winch system, with a 10-tonne capacity. The vessel also has a helideck suitable for medium-lift helicopters such as the Sikorsky S-92.