Fugro’s second new-build dedicated survey vessel, MV Fugro Galaxy, is taking shape in Fassmer’s shipbuilding yard in Bremen, Germany
MV Fugro Galaxy is the second of Fugro’s FSSV 65 series vessels built by Fassmer and scheduled for delivery in February 2011. The first vessel MV Fugro Searcher was ahead of schedule and commissioned in March of 2010. MV Fugro Searcher has proved to be an extremely capable survey platform receiving highly complimentary feedback from client’s offshore representatives.
“FSSV 65” is the design name for a state of the art 65m long Fugro Standard Survey Vessel. The FSSV 65 was designed to Fugro specifications from the outset as a purpose-built geophysical survey platform by Fr. Fassmer GMBH & Co. KG. The initial computer design, modelling and tank testing alone took almost 12 months. Fitted with the latest survey equipment make it the most advanced vessel of its type in the world.
The specially designed hull form, resilient engine mounts and rudder propeller design maximise station keeping and navigational control, ensure acoustically quiet running at survey speeds and keep the vessel’s carbon footprints to a minimum.
Onboard MV Fugro Searcher our experienced crew has commented that the data quality is excellent, particularly in shallow water due to less propeller wash and quiet ship’s noise. The vessel’s sea keeping qualities enable it to stay working on location longer and minimising weather standby time.
The basic hull shape for MV Fugro Galaxy has already been built and was delivered to Fassmer from the Maritm SY yard in Poland in May 1010.
Fugro Galaxy will have the same advanced diesel electric propulsion system as Fugro Searcher; based on three 910kW engines driving two rudder propellers. Dynamic positioning (DP1) enables the vessels to remain static over a designated spot or follow an ROV on survey work, while bow thrusters assist manoeuvring and station keeping.
Fugro will equip MV Fugro Galaxy with the most up to date geophysical survey equipment. The hull mounted equipment will comprise Kongsberg EM710 multibeam and EA400 singlebeam echosounders and a new generation Topas PS 40 parametric sub-bottom profiler.
Follow the final build process of Fugro Survey’s new build survey vessel MV Fugro Galaxy with a
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