September 15th 2014. Fugro has taken delivery of the second of the three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The Fugro Pioneer is a compact, survey ship capable of undertaking a wide range of survey, monitoring and inspection operations.
The vessel is designed for a variety of survey and inspections duties including light geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, monitoring and inspection, and moon pool deployments. Diesel electric propulsion delivers excellent economy at all speeds.
Versatile and adaptable
Fugro Pioneer is the second of three survey vessels ordered by Fugro for delivery in 2014. Each will be operating in a different part of the world and so they have been adapted for the individual environments in which they will work. The operating company is a specialist in the acquisition of the full spectrum of survey data and so the vessels have been tailored to be adaptable for a wide range of tasks.
Fugro Pioneer is the second vessel to be built directly by Damen for Fugro. However, the two groups have worked together on a number of refits in recent years and in the process have built a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding.