VKG Vibrocorer 3/6m

VKG Vibrocorer 3/6m

The Geoforce VKG 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 250m.

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
  • 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 ensures safe operations but at the same time reduces vessel space requirements.


  • Robust, reliable and powerful design
  • 30kN Vibrating Force
  • 28Hz Vibration Frequency
  • Quick to mobilise
  • 3m/6m penetration options
  • 96mm diameter core sample
  • Dimensions = 7500*2500*2800 (l*w*h) 6m mode
  • Lifting Requirements = 6t SWL (single fall mode)
  • Power Requirements = 380-440V, 4kVA, 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
  • Real Time penetration measurement to measure speed and depth via an Altimeter.

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