Veripos' Americas Region has been awarded of a series of significant offshore positioning contracts by DOF Subsea, LSP, Tidewater and WesternGeco for vessels operating in Brazilian, Mexican and US waters. The contracts also cover supply of proprietary Veripos integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers and associated software modules to ensure seamless high-precision sub-metre positioning in support of survey, construction support, seismic and general offshore support operations.
Services being provided to LSP for its well testing vessel Aires Swan operating in Mexican waters for Pemex on long term contract from this July onwards include Veripos' dual-beam Standard and Standard HF augmentation data and the provision of LD2 and LHD2 integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers. Meanwhile, WesternGeco's seismic support vessels Toisa Crest and Toisa Coral are to use the Veripos Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service for decimetre-level accuracies supported by LD2-G2 receivers and Verify-QC processing software.
In Brazil, Verify-QC software is also being provided for DOF Subsea's Skandi Fluminense support vessel using Veripos dual-beam Ultra PPP and DGLONASS positioning. Also in Brazil, Tidewater's Kehoe Tide and Dalan Tide have both been equipped with LD2-GS receivers with added UHF systems in readiness for operations later this year.
According to Veripos Americas Regional Manager, Steve Browne, these new contracts represent a further stage in the continuing growth in demand for Veripos' multi-sourced GNSS positioning services throughout North, South and Central America from leading operators of seismic, survey, construction support and well testing vessels. Earlier this year, in anticipation of rising demand for its services, the Houston office was relocated to larger premises comprising increased workshop and storage facilities in addition to a dedicated training and technical support centre. This is in addition to facilities in Macaé, Brazil and Cuidad Del Carmen in Mexico which are intended to provide good local support to clients in those countries.