Geoquip Marine has completed an extensive conversion and upgrade to its most recently acquired multipurpose geotechnical vessel, thus making it suitable for international DP operations.
As part of the refit, Geoquip Speer has had its moonpool design opened up, enabling it to be fitted with a fully heave-compensated offshore geotechnical drilling rig and deepwater seabed CPT unit. The latter is designed to conduct an array of in-situ tests in either shallow or deep water and will be deployed through the moonpool using a dedicated launch and recovery system.
The 2010-built Geoquip Speer, formerly named Cristal, was the second DP2 multi-purpose offshore support vessel to be added to Geoquip Marine’s fleet in 2019 following Geoquip Saentis.
Geoquip Speer has already been contracted for its first assignment, undertaking seabed CPT work for an offshore windfarm development in the United States.
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