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Fugro wins navigation contract in Saudi Arabia from GEOSA


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

Covering an area of over 11,000 sq km, 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.

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.

Marco Filippone, solution director hydrography at Fugro said, “We're honoured to play a pivotal role in enhancing the safety and efficiency of shipping navigation along Saudi Arabia's eastern coastline. By utilising 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.”