Following retrofit, 2000-built vessel arrives to US to perform offshore wind work

Following retrofit, 2000-built vessel arrives in US to perform offshore wind work

Following a retrofit campaign, TDI-Brooks’ new research vessel has arrived on the U.S. East Coast where it will perform offshore wind work.

Source: TDI-Brooks

The RV Nautilus, formerly known as Nautical Geo, reached the shores of the East Coast on March 3 after undergoing a six-month retrofit in Las Palmas.

The 75-meter-long, 2000-built DP2 vessel will provide support for U.S. offshore wind projects and various other subsea needs.

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According to TDI-Brooks, the vessel provides a wide range of offshore support, including subsea services, construction assistance, exploration, production, AUV, ROV, and diving support, and caters to military operations, scientific marine research, and survey mapping. 

Nautilus has a North American MCK-1240 upper forecastle deck on the starboard side, which includes a SWL 7.1-ton crane, and is equipped with Geomil Manta-200 CPT, Neptune 3K & 5K vibracorers, and a specially designed pneumatic vibracorer by TDI-Brooks, which are said to enable efficient and accurate geotechnical surveys and sampling.

The vessel, which offers 46 berths, is equipped with a Teledyne RESON full ocean depth multibeam echosounder (MBES) which allows for surveys up to approximately 2,500 meters of water depth, TDI-Brooks said.

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