Veripos’ Houston-based Americas Region has been awarded major offshore positioning contracts by , LSP, Tidewater and WesternGeco for vessels operating in Brazilian, Mexican and US waters. The contracts also cover supply of proprietary integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers and associated software modules to ensure seamless high-precision sub-metre positioning for survey, construction support, seismic and general offshore operations.
Facilities being provided to LSP for its well-testing vessel, Aires Swan, operating in Mexican waters on long-term contract to PEMEX include Veripos’ dual-beam Standard and Standard HF augmentation data services together with LD2 and LHD2 integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers. Meanwhile, WesternGeco’s seismic support vessels Toisa Crest and Toisa Coral are to use the Veripos Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service for decimetre-level accuracies supported by LD2-G2 receivers and Verify-QC processing software.
In , Verify-QC software is additionally being provided for ’s Skandi Fluminense support vessel using Veripos dual-beam Ultra PPP and D-Glonass positioning. Also in , Tidewater’s Kehoe Tide and Dalan Tide have both been equipped with LD2-GS receivers with added UHF systems in readiness for operations later this year.
According to Stephen Browne, Regional Manager for Veripos’ Americas Region, these latest contracts represent a further stage in the continuing growth in demand for the company’s multi-sourced GNSS positioning services throughout North, South and from leading operators of seismic, survey, construction support and well-testing vessels. Earlier this year, in anticipation of rising demand for its services, the office relocated to larger premises comprising increased workshop and storage facilities in addition to a dedicated training and technical support centre. Similar support facilities are also maintained in , and .