Veripos, has recently been awarded a three-year contract by the Survey Department of Petroléo Brasileiro S/A (Petrobras) , for the provision of high-accuracy DGNSS positioning services in support of rig moves as well as operation aboard up to 16 specialist support vessels engaged in pipelay, anchor-handling and flowline installation operations.
Under the contract, Veripos will provide its high-precision DGNSS augmentation service. Associated hardware supplies include LD3-D integrated mobile demodulators for use in conjunction with Petrobras-provided GNSS receivers plus UHF receivers for accessing both the Brazilian company's own reference network and Veripos service signals. Additional facilities to be provided by Veripos cover the provision of locally-based GNSS technician services for all support requirements, including mobilisations and any site-specific training.
Veripos currently maintains a dedicated DGNSS positioning service for Brazil as an integral part of its Americas regional operations covering North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. Its Brazilian base, comprising recently-established office and specialist workshop facilities, is at Rio Das Ostras, in Rio de Janeiro state.