EGS rolls out purpose-built survey catamaran


Marine survey specialist EGS has expanded their vessel fleet with the addition of the coastal vessel EGS Echo.

EGS Echo

The 15-metre purpose-built aluminium hulled catamaran, incorporates a deck crane, davits, side mounts and a moonpool with a retractable transducer mount.

EGS Echo will service contracts in the UK and northern Europe.

The vessel comes with a full suite of survey equipment, enabling geophysical surveys and metocean studies.

The survey spread is permanent, but the moonpool and mountings design can accept a range of transducers.

EGS has also recently purchased the Norbit iWBMS to compliment Kongsberg and Reson multibeam echosounders currently used for coastal activities.

The vessel will be undertaking its first O&M windfarm survey in the Irish Sea within the next month.

Commenting on the latest acquisition, Debbie Jenkins, managing director of EGS UK said:

“We are very excited to be able to offer our clients a vessel with the capabilities of the Echo, she is an excellent survey platform and joins our fleet at a busy time for us in Northern Europe and the US.”

Furthermore, EGS recently launched another addition to its fleet of multipurpose survey vessels, the Bold Explorer.

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