Fugro advances navigational in Saudi Arabia

Illustration of the RAMMS technology acquiring bathymetry data

Company to deploy cutting-edge hydrographic technology

The Saudi Arabian General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (known as GEOSA) has awarded Fugro a contract to conduct a comprehensive survey of the Kingdom’s eastern coastline with the primary objective of improving the safety and efficiency of shipping navigation, according to a press communique.

Covering an area of over 11,000sqm, Fugro will deploy its High-Speed Hydrography solution, a combination of Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB), vessel-based acoustic methods and advanced processing techniques to acquire and analyse Geo-data in compliance with International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) standards.

These technologies will be deployed by a team of international hydrographic experts, including those with prior experience working on GEOSA contracts, the press statement continued.

Fugro will partner with IIC Technologies, a specialist in nautical chart creation, to develop the final project deliverables. Fugro and IIC Technologies have a successful track record of delivering similar hydrographic projects for GEOSA (previously GASGI) since 2010.

“By utilizing our cutting-edge hydrographic technologies, we’re committed to delivering rapid and reliable data in compliance with international standards. This project is a testament to our long-standing relationship with GEOSA and global track record in delivering high-speed hydrographic surveys,” affirmed Marco Filippone, Solution Director, Hydrography, Fugro.


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