Marine survey specialist EGS has expanded their vessel fleet with the addition of the coastal vessel 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.
The company has also recently completed a geophysical and geotechnical survey for the second submarine cable of Seychelles.