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Fugro’s ROV support vessel completes first IRM contract

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World Pipelines,

After initial vessel mobilisation and launch in March 2019, Fugro has confirmed that its Edda Sun ROV support vessel has successfully completed its first IRM contract for a major energy company in the Danish North Sea ahead of schedule and has commenced its second structure and pipeline inspection contract for an independent oil and gas E&P operator on its UK North Sea assets. In addition, Fugro has secured a further three IRM contracts in the UK and Ireland.

The Edda Sun’s first project involved inspections very close to platforms and under challenging environmental conditions. Fugro is very happy with the performance of the vessel and combined with the experience and expertise of the offshore team, delivered the project several days ahead of schedule.

Under charter to Fugro for 2 years, the Edda Sun was built in 2009 to the highest Norwegian standards, can accommodate up to 72 personnel and is equipped with a Sikorsky S 92 compatible helideck, a 70 t/11 m heave compensated knuckle boom deck crane and a large 7.2 m2 moonpool. Featuring 625 m2 of free deck space for project use, among the largest in its class, the Edda Sun has two crane-deployed inspection class ROV systems and one hangar-deployed FCV 3000 work class ROV system permanently installed. The vessel also has integrated ROV control, online inspection, survey and offline processing/review offices and client offices.

Karl Daly, Fugro’s European IRM Service Line Director, commented, “We’re very encouraged by the operational performance of the Edda Sun, underpinned by the strong IRM and vessel crew, efficient onboard equipment, facilities, layout and inspection workflow. This, coupled with our latest FAST ROV, AUV, Remote Operations and automated processing technologies, will enable us to continuously deliver increased operational efficiencies and customer service, through optimised schedules and faster client reporting, reducing overall project time, cost and risk.”

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