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Survey: Veripos wins series of Brazilian offshore positioning contracts

Posted on 14.09.2009 - 13:00 UTC in CONTRACT AWARDS by Rons_ROV_Links

Veripos wins series of Brazilian offshore positioning contractsVeripos, a world leader in the provision of precise Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry has been awarded a series of contracts in Brazil under which it is to provide high-precision GNSS positioning products and services to leading offshore operators, DOF Subsea, NorSkan Offshore, Etesco and Pride Drilling.


The DOF Subsea contract includes the provision of Veripos Ultra dual beam precise point positioning (PPP) service supported by two LD2-G2 integrated mobile demodulators and proprietary Verify-QC processing software aboard the ROV support vessel, Skandi Chieftan. Similar facilities have already been operational onboard the company's other ROV vessels, Skandi Fluminense and Skandi Salvador for some time.

Meanwhile, DOF Subsea's associate Brazilian concern, NorSkan Offshore, is to utilise Veripos' Standard positioning service and L1D3S mobile units aboard its tug supply vessel, Skandi Copacabanca, whose two sister ships Skandi Leblon and Skandi Flamengo are already operating identical Veripos facilities.

Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) has recently awarded Veripos a contract for the offshore supply vessel CBO Isabella. The vessel has two LID2-GG1 mobile units onboard and is using Veripos Standard positioning service. This contract award follows similar commitments for other vessels in the CBO fleet including the CBO Rio, CBO Vitoria and the CBO Manoella.

Veripos has recently opened a new dedicated workshop facility alongside its new office in Rio Das Ostras approximately 25 kilometres south of Macaé. Commenting on the new workshop, Gilles Bernardini, Veripos Country Manager, said "The opening of this dedicated facility will allow us to better support our growing number of customers in the region. Veripos has also increased the number of dedicated support staff in country from two to five in the last year."

Veripos currently maintains a dedicated GNSS positioning service for Brazil as an integral part of its Americas Regional operations covering North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. In addition to satellite based differential GPS and PPP, the Brazilian network also includes HF radio transmission of DGPS and a supplementary GLONASS capability.

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