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Fugro secures Qatargas LNG ground investigation deal

Qatargas has appointed Fugro to provide underwater inspection, geotechnical and geophysical services for its offshore Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) operations in Qatar on a five year call off contract.

Fugro will use its Fugro Proteus vessel to undertake geophysical and environmental services and remotely operated vehicle inspection of Qatargas’ subsea assets, while the Fugro Adventurer vessel will be used for geotechnical soil investigation work on the contract.

Fugro’s work will support Qatargas’ 14 LNG trains located 80km offshore, which have an annual production of 77M.t.

Fugro regional director Mike Dravitzki said that the business is investing in the region to support this new deal. “We have new workshop facilities in Qatar where we have permanent storage for our geophysical, remotely operated vehicle and diving supplies as well as a full range of positioning equipment, for rapid deployment,” he said. “In West Bay, Doha, our new offices house dedicated project management and other support services, which will be boosted soon by data processing services. These additional facilities in Qatar enhance our established, integrated service offerings for marine site characterisation and asset integrity.”


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