Fugro advances maritime navigational safety in Saudi Arabia with cutting-edge hydrographic technology
18 September 2023
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 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 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.”