TDI-BROOKS’ latest dynamic positioning vessel, the “RV NAUTILUS,” has reached the shores of the East Coast of the United States . The DP2 vessel RV NAUTILUS from TDI-Brooks, with a length of 75 meters and built in 2000, arrived at the US East Coast on March 3rd. After undergoing a 6-month retrofit in Las Palmas, the vessel will provide support for offshore wind projects and various other subsea needs. It is equipped with advanced technology, including a Geomil Manta-200 CPT that can be deployed through the mid-ship moonpool of NAUTILUS. This system can penetrate the soil up to 40-50 meters, depending on its composition, to determine the soil’s exact makeup. This data is crucial for identifying the best location and design for offshore developments like wind farms. The offshore renewable energy sector is expanding rapidly, resulting in a high demand for TDI’s services on both the US East and West Coasts.

TDI-Brooks remains dedicated to the expanding offshore wind sector in addition to various scientific survey initiatives. Despite the robust demand for subsea services and the increasing needs of clients, the company is well-equipped to provide a wide range of offshore support services, including subsea operations, construction assistance, exploration and production support, ROV and diving services, as well as scientific marine research and survey mapping, and even military assistance.

The NAUTILUS is a versatile vessel with (1) North American MCK-1240 upper forecastle deck STBD side SWL 7.1 ton crane, large accommodation (46 berths) and deck capacity. The vessel is outfitted with TDI-Brooks’ complete geotechnical tool kit including a suite of innovative geotechnical tools for soil sampling and measurement. These include 0.5 and 1-meter box corers (BC), 6 and 9 meter piston corers (PC), 20 meter jumbo piston corers (JPC), cyclic t-bar instrument (TBAR), piezocone penetrometers including a 40 meter CPT-Stinger and 10 meter Gravity CPT tool (gCPT), newly acquired Geomil Manta-200 CPT, Neptune 3K & 5K vibracorers and TDI-Brooks’ designed pneumatic vibracorer. The Nautilus also has a Teledyne RESON full ocean depth multibeam echosounder (MBES) for performing hydrographic marine, surface geochemical “seep-hunting” (SGE) and seabed heatflow surveys (HF).

More details on NAUTILUS Visit HERE and view the RV NAUTILUS video HERE.

Contact Jim Brooks at / +1 979-693-3446 and/or Melissa Wood at / +1 713-208-1734


TDI-Brooks is a 28-year-old research and service company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration; and high-end environmental chemistry for IOC and offshore wind clients in addition to federal and state agencies. TDI-Brooks was formed in mid-1996 by Drs. James Brooks and Bernie Bernard. Headquartered in College Station, TX with a remote domestic office located in Houston, TX and strategically placed offices around the globe. TDI-Brooks has a staff of over over-hundred and thirty individuals including fourteen Ph.D. level oceanographers, geochemists, biologists and geologists, hydrographers, geophysicists, mariners, cartographers, engineers, GIS and CADD specialists who perform surveys and produce deliverables of the highest quality.

TDI-Brooks has multi-use vessels suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties for the offshore renewables and energy sectors. These include operations and management of six (6) research vessels, Brooks McCall, Miss Emma McCall, Marcelle Bordelon, Gyre, Proteus and the NAUTILUS.  The BROOKS MCCALL, MICC EMMA MCCALL and MARCELLE BORDELON are all U.S. registered, and services the U.S. East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The GYRE, PROTEUS and NAUTILUS us are Vanuatu registered, fully SOLAS compliant, and serve clients globally.

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TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling Road
College Station, TX 77845

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446