ROV NEWS: Fugro FCV3000 work class ROV enters service in Brazil
Posted on 02.11.2007 - 16:00 EDT in ROV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Fugro announced the design for its new work class ROV at Oceanology International in March 2006. Just eighteen months later, complete FCV 3000 ROV systems entered service as part of Fugro’s strategy to develop a world-class deepwater ROV capability using in-house resources for system design and production.
During the four weeks required to freight the first system from Singapore to Europe, Petrobras in Brazil awarded Fugro not one, but two, long-term contracts for FCV3000 class ROVs.
The delivery schedule was modified to divert the first system from the UK to Brazil for mobilisation onboard a Petrobras provided ROV Support Vessel CBO Campos. First commercial deepwater operations will involve the FCV3011 in detailed survey and inspections activities at depths of 3,000 metres below sea level.
The second FCV3000 off the production line will shortly join the FCV3011, whilst the third system is already en route to Fugro-Rovtech in the UK.
The fourth of eight deliveries scheduled for 2007 will be to the Asia Pacific region, where Fugro companies have order books that will benefit from the capabilities engineered into the FCV3000 design.