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Permanently equipped with two Fugro-built 150HP work class ROVs, Fugro Aquarius is capable of operating in water depths of 3000m. The stern A‐Frame, with active heave compensated winch system, allows for deployment of 10-tonne and the helideck is suitable for medium-lift helicopters such as the Sikorsky S‐92.
Designed by Damen shipyards group and built by Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá near São Paulo, the vessel’s local content exceeds 60%, with technology and equipment locally sourced and the project involving a workforce of over 250 Brazilian nationals.
“Fugro Aquarius has been built specifically for the Brazilian market and is ideally suited for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance work,” Mathilde Scholtes, Fugro Brasil managing director said.