Dolphin Awards VERIPOS Three-Year Positioning Contract, Norway
Leading Norwegian exploration seismic contractor Dolphin Geophysical of Bergen has awarded VERIPOS a new three-year contract for provision of satellite positioning services aboard its fleet of specialist high-capacity vessels, Artemis Arctic, Artemis Atlantic, Polar Duke and Polar Duchess; the services will also be extended to include Sanco Swift, a new 96-metre vessel due to be commissioned later this year.
All five vessels will use VERIPOS’s latest Apex2 and Ultra2 dual beam Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services using both GPS and GLONASS constellations, supported by an NTrip internet-based correction service. Associated onboard hardware for each vessel comprise triple VERIPOS LD6/LD2 modular receivers with Verify QC processing software, for real-time monitoring and control.
Commenting on the contract award, VERIPOS Vice President for EAME, Angus Scott said that the award marked a further important stage in the company’s continuing support of Dolphin Geophysical’s worldwide operations, following earlier supply of GNSS positioning services which began in 2011.
Press Release, April 12, 2013; Image: Dolphin