High Performance Vibrocorer (HPVC 3/6)


The Geoforce High Powered Vibrocorer system is a powerful means of obtaining continuous sediment cores, up to 6m below the seabed in most sediment types in water depths up to 400m.

The system is offered as a complete vibrocoring solution and is supplied with:

• DNV rated control container with integrated core processing space
• Constant tension winch for safe management of the power umbilical
• Umbilical sheave
• Custom davit for safe positioning of umbilical sheave
• Core baskets (on request)

Geoforce’s experience with this system allows us to adapt the configuration to suit a wide variety of vessels, by offering a bespoke solution which still ensures safe operations but at the same time reduces vessel space requirements.


• Robust, reliable and powerful design
• 89kN High Power centrifugal force
• Quick to mobilise
• 3m/6m penetration options
• 85mm diameter core sample
• Dimensions = 7710*2500*2800 (l*w*h) 6m mode
• Lifting Requirements = 10t SWL (single fall mode)
• Power Requirements = 3 Phase 415V AC @ 50/60Hz
• Dedicated umbilical constant tension winch for safe operations
• Dedicated DNV container with comprehensive spares package
• Variable core catchers for optimised sediment recovery
• Integrated pull reduction sheave to reduce pullout & lifting requirements
• Integrated sensor for real time measurement during testing of penetration, base inclination and water temperature

Geoforce Technical Services Ltd
Unit 10, Ellough Industrial Estate
Suffolk, NR34 7TD