Fugro Takes Best Practices Award For Red Sea Hydrographic Survey

Fugro has been presented with the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award 2018, for its successful completion of a large, multi-year hydrographic survey in the Red Sea. Challenging in size and scope, the vast survey project was finalised in December 2016. It covered over 113,000 square kilometres and resulted in more than 192 billion soundings. With more than one million exposure hours on the project, Fugro completed the work without a lost-time incident. Both vessel-based acoustic multibeam and airborne lidar bathymetry (ALB) technologies were used to complete the survey. For the... (read more)
2018-07-30 09:42:10

Fugro Succeeds with Seep Survey License Sales Offshore Newfoundland

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI), are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore of the east coast of Canada. The data was acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland. The comprehensive data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multi-beam echosounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses; advanced geochemical analyses, including biomarkers on select samples, are also included. Heat Flow and Geochemical Sampling... (read more)
2019-07-12 07:42:31

Fugro Detours for Ifremer’s Mayotte Underwater Volcano Survey

A Fugro vessel heading from the Netherlands to South Africa has made a ten-day detour to support Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, in monitoring a giant active underwater volcano off the east coast of Africa. Ifremer is performing important research on this unique volcano, but the latest mission was thrown into jeopardy by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions. When Fugro heard, they diverted the specialist hydrographic survey vessel Fugro Gauss to Mayotte in the Mozambique Channel to support Ifremer’s vital hydrographic survey. Fugro’s global hydrographic footprint, combined with its sustained investment in remote... (read more)
2020-05-27 10:58:34

Svitzer Ltd

With 13 years of acoustic inspections behind them (the last nine utilising the Focus 400 ROTV), Svitzer has, arguably, become a leader in ROTV pipeline inspections. With a highly skilled team of operators and data analysts at hand, Svitzer has the ability to carry out high resolution acoustic inspections and surveys with the Focus 400 ROTV anywhere in the world. Svitzer has been involved in the inspection of pipeline systems using side-scan sonar since 1989, when the company first carried out the inspection of Shell UK Expro’s southern North Sea pipeline system. Since 1993, the company has been operating Focus... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Fastrax Ltd

GPS: Charting the Course of Our Daily Lives
Fastrax Ltd is a privately owned GPS company providing software, hardware and solutions for corporations implementing GPS capabilities in their products. The company was founded in March 1999 by a team of Finnish professionals who have many decades of combined industry experience working with GPS development at Vaisala and Nokia. In autumn 2000, the company had a prototype version of the current iTrax02 GPS transceiver module, which made it possible to raise funding. As a result Fastrax is solidly backed by venture capital investors CapMan, Eqvitec, Start-upfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00


From data loggers to high-memory adaptors
RBR Ltd has seen steady growth during the past eight years, especially in oceanography and environmental monitoring instruments. Each of these products has its own interesting story, but the genesis of the present RBR lies in its development of the first autonomous data-logging product in 1985. Established in 1976 as a company offering contract R&D, RBR Ltd served government and education institutions for its first twenty years. Along the way it produced many products based upon collaboration with the customer institution. These included a unique bore-hole locator used in mining (the very first contract, and still being made), a plant... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Fugro Closes Offshore Offices

Fugro has decided to re-focus its cable business by closing the Seattle office of Fugro Seafloor Surveys Inc. with immediate effect in order to concentrate its global cable work through two offices, one in Bremen in Germany (Fugro OSAE GmbH) and the other in Singapore (Fugro Survey Pte Ltd).     Both companies have long experience in the cable industry and a long tradition of operating globally. Local support will continue to be provided by the worldwide network of Fugro operating companies.   Fugro continues to invest in the industry through newly dedicated survey vessels.     (read more)
2009-09-04 01:43:09

Fugro Acquires Companies

Fugro has acquired NexTerra Geophysical Solutions Private Limited in Kolkata, India, as well as the Australia-based company SureSpek ISS Pty Ltd.   NexTerra specialises in the provision of land-based geoscientific data acquisition and associated processing, interpretation and consulting services. The company employs twelve people and is active both within and outside India. NexTerra will be known as Fugro-NexTerra, operate under its existing management and form part of Fugro's Airborne Survey services. The market for geoscientific data and consulting services in India is developing rapidly in line with the Indian economy. Fugo-NexTerra will play an important role in enabling Fugro to... (read more)
2008-08-14 01:39:44

Rosebank Operator Selects Fugro

Chevron North Sea Ltd has contracted Fugro Survey, UK, to undertake geophysical, geotechnical and environmental surveys for the potential Rosebank development project in UKCS blocks 205/1, 213/26 and 213/27, West of Shetland. Fugro will use one of its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), Echo Surveyor 1, to provide precise engineering-grade shallow geophysical data using multibeam echosounder, sidescan sonarand subbottom profiler in water depths down to 1,200m.  The use of AUV technology is normally associated with deep water developments in other parts of the globe and, while Fugro has previously conducted small AUV surveys in North West Europe, this is the first... (read more)
2010-08-19 10:07:48

Fugro Acquires Tenix LADS

Fugro has agreed in principle to acquire the Tenix LADS business from the Australian based company Tenix Pty Ltd. Tenix LADS is a leading global provider of Airborne Hydrographic services, which uses lasers to measure water depths. The laser technology (known as LIDAR) in use is a LADS proprietary system.     Tenix LADS has annual revenues in the order of EUR12.5 million, from its global contracts with governments and commercial enterprises. These contracts are generally for hydrographic mapping purposes, but also include survey tasks for habitat mapping and measuring the effects of climate change. Tenix LADS also has a... (read more)
2009-06-08 10:33:33
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