Gardline Geosurvey Ltd and Neptune have entered into a strategic partnership which will see Gardline’s DP2 multi-role survey vessel, the MV Kommandor, enhanced with the permanent installation of Neptune’s Explorer 06 100HP ROV.

Manned by staff from both companies, the vessel has also seen a dedicated ROV control area created on-board and benefits from mid-ship moon pool capabilities.

7KommandorjpgDP2 Multi-role vessel, Kommandor. Photo courtesy: Gardline Geosurvey

The ROV integration has strengthened the vessel’s full site investigation survey capabilities and allows it to offer enhanced features over standard site survey vessels, particularly with operations which require close approach work and extensive ROV operations. The multi-role capabilities of the vessel also include the ability to undertake single pass site survey operations on the same cruise as ROV, geotechnical and environmental acquisition, offering cost efficiencies to the market.

Kevin Stephen, Neptune’s operations and business development director for Europe, Mediterranean and Africa, said: “We’re delighted to have entered into this partnership with Gardline and it is one that we believe brings a strong integrated package to market. As we continue to explore opportunities within Europe and beyond, this new ROV survey and vessel package will be an attractive proposition for clients looking to benefit from an integrated solution and the MV Kommandor and its range of services is very much at the heart of this offering."

“As well as our ROV system and personnel, the partnership has also utilized our dedicated engineering and manufacturing teams and this is an area we will continue to use should further bespoke enhancements to the vessel be required.

“This is an exciting development for Neptune and we’re looking forward to maximizing further opportunities within the subsea markets in the months and year ahead.”

Nick Bayfield, Gardline Geosurvey’s marketing director, said: “We are pleased to be working with Neptune on the MV Kommandor having successfully worked together on several projects in 2015. The multi-role capabilities of the vessel include the ability to undertake single pass site survey operations on the same cruise as ROV, geotechnical and environmental acquisition providing our clients with access to a truly multi-functional vessel and the associated cost efficiencies they are looking for in the current market.”

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