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Survey: Gardline mobilises new survey vessel

Posted on 18.05.2011 - 09:00 EDT in MARINE/VESSEL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Gardline mobilises new survey vesselMV Ivero, the latest edition to the Gardline vessel fleet, has recently been mobilised in Lowestoft, ready to commence a geophysical survey for a wind farm development, offshore Germany. This follows on from a significant benthic sampling campaign over a large wind farm development site, offshore of East Anglia.

The vessel has been extensively upgraded to perform a variety of marine survey tasks, including geophysics, benthic sampling, shallow geotechnics, UXO and post construction monitoring and cable burial surveys.

gardline_iveroAlthough only 34m in length and 3m draft Ivero, uniquely for this class of vessel, features accommodation for up to 16 charterers, a purpose-built 25m2 survey laboratory, a large aft working deck and a 20T SWL A-frame. Twin screw and bow thruster offers a high degree of manoeuvrability for sampling operations combined with low fuel consumption. A high resolution survey sensor suite has been installed including hull-mounted shallow water Kongsberg multibeam bathymetry, DGPS and acoustic positioning, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, survey and sampling winches.

Latest additions include multiple magnetometer deployment for more efficient UXO survey, fully integrated seismic geophysical capability and a modular system for rapid reconfiguration between survey tasks.

With typical endurance of 21 days and 24-hour capability to operate from 5m to 150m water-depths, Ivero offers a flexible and cost-effective solution for a wide range of survey activities.

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