Damen Shiprepair Harlingen has completed maintenance and repair works on the ‘Fugro Mercator’, a twin-hulled survey vessel.
‘Fugro Mercator’ is a 42.35-metre survey vessel deployed in some of the most challenging locations 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.
The yard’s planned work sheet included overhauling 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. The motivation for this decision was based on the fact that the ‘Fugro Mercator’ is considered a ‘one- off’ vessel in meeting the needs of the near shore geophysical industry.