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'Fugro Mercator'

Maintenance and repair for 'Fugro Mercator'

Date
July 2018
Ship name
'Fugro Mercator'
Ship type
Offshore Surveying Vessel
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Harlingen
Tasks performed for this project
  • Maintenance & repair

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHL) completed maintenance and repair works on the Fugro Mercator, a twin-hulled survey vessel operated by Fugro.

Fugro Mercator is a 42.35-metre survey vessel deployed by Fugro for bathymetric and geophysical surveys, cable and pipeline route surveys. The vessel’s visit to DSHL was a scheduled docking for maintenance and repair works.

A ‘one-off’ vessel

The yard overhauled most of the vessel’s equipment as well as upgrading its accommodation areas.

This consisted of work on the main and auxiliary engines, thrusters and winches, and refitting the kitchen and dining areas.

During the docking it was decided to upgrade the hull in order to extend the life of the vessel for the time to come; a decision based on the fact that the Fugro Mercator is considered a ‘one- off’ vessel in the near shore geophysical industry. In addition, Fugro renamed the vessel Fugro Mercator (from its earlier name of Meridian) while at the yard.

“DSHL has proven to be a flexible and trustworthy partner,” commented Chris de Bruin, Fugro’s Vessel Superintendent. “Their ability to incorporate the hull upgrade in a timely manner resulted in a successful project.”

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