Fugro has won a contract to support construction of a liquefied natural gas jetty for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field development offshore Senegal and Mauritania.

The contract, awarded by lead contractor Saipem, will see Fugro deploy its InclinoCam vision technology to install more than 190 piles with centimetre precision over approximately six months, working from a jack-up barge.

Fugro said its rapid precise positioning will provide actionable geodata on the monopile inclination “to accelerate the project schedule” and a touchless solution that is “much safer” than conventional monitoring.

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The use of vision technology to install the piles for the jetty will improve safety by reducing the need for human intervention and increase overall project efficiency by providing real-time inclination measurements that can be taken without having to pause the piling operations, noted Dutch survey contractor Fugro.

“We look forward to leveraging the very latest vision technology to automate, optimise and record the whole measuring process, and installing almost one pile a day will deliver on our commitment to Saipem’s schedule,” said Jaco Stemmet, Fugro’s director for Africa.

“LNG has a clear role in shaping the energy transition and is one of the fastest and most economic paths to lowering carbon emissions.”