FUGRO SIGNS MULTI-YEAR HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY CONTRACT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT
Fugro is one of eight firms recently awarded a five-year hydrographic survey contract by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will support development of updated navigational charts in U.S. waters, including Alaska, Hawaii, the Territories and the Great Lakes. With a maximum value of USD 250 million the contracts call for both vessel- and aircraft-based hydrographic survey capabilities.
“We are honored to continue working with NOAA on its hydrographic charting program, ” said David Millar, president of Fugro Pelagos. “It is a tremendous responsibility to keep the nation’s charts updated given the dynamic nature of our coasts. We take our role in this effort very seriously, dedicating the best possible technology and experienced staff to the task to ensure efficient and accurate results.”
Fugro has been providing hydrographic survey services to NOAA since 1998. Among other task orders, working under the prior IDIQ contract, the company surveyed approximately 3, 000 square kilometers around the Krenitzin Islands in Alaska to update nautical charts containing data from the early 1900s. This set of task orders was considered highly challenging due to the remote location and complex tidal regime, which involves currents of up to 10 knots.
Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting Earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure.
Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 12, 500 employees in over sixty countries. In 2013 Fugro’s revenue amounted to € 2.4 billion, it is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-index.