To ensure that clients receive high-resolution seafloor characterization data at the greatest accuracy, reliability, and repeatability possible, Substructure designs, builds, and outfits the hydrographic survey boats, barges, and other platforms used in its hydrographic and structural survey operations. Significant research and testing go into each survey platform or mount that Substructure builds. Outfitted with top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, data gathering and processing instrumentation, our vessels allow us to efficiently obtain reliable and extremely accurate data in a wide variety of survey locations – from fast-moving tidal waters to protected reservoirs. See survey vessel Orion and reservoir-approved survey barge to learn more.

Substructure also designs, builds, and outfits marine construction barges to match the demands for safe, effective work platforms in diverse field situations. Read more about custom aluminum barges.

Survey Vessel Orion

With state-of-the-art coastal survey vessel Orion, Substructure conducts multibeam hydrographic surveys to International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Special Order standards.  Designed and outfitted by Substructure engineers and technicians, trailerable Orion enables […]

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Custom Aluminum Barges

Substructure custom designed a series of aluminum marine construction barges that can be coupled in a wide variety of configurations, creative effective work platforms for virtually all field situations. Each barge […]

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Reservoir-Approved Survey Barge

In response to being awarded a hydrographic survey job for a large drinking water reservoir, Substructure applied its specialized knowledge of geophysical surveying to the design, testing, and fabrication of […]

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Survey Vessel Mintaka

The newest addition to Substructure’s survey fleet is Mintaka, a 33’ aluminum vessel custom designed for use in long-duration, near shore hydrographic surveys.  Mintaka, named after a star in the […]

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