Oil patch bits: Fugro wins NOAA contract for shoreline mapping services
Fugro said April 7 that it has signed a 5-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide shoreline mapping services in support of the agency’s coastal mapping program. Issued through NOAA’s national geodetic survey, this multi-year contract is NOAA’s second consecutive award to Fugro for services such as the provision of aerial imagery, topobathymetric lidar and shoreline feature compilation. National geodetic survey uses these data to update NOAA nautical charts, define U.S. territorial limits, support coastal management activities and perform inundation modeling.
“Fugro is proud to continue working with NOAA to update and improve the nation’s shoreline mapping needs,” said Edward Saade, president of Fugro in the U.S. “This work closely aligns with our NOAA hydrographic surveying services contract, which was awarded to Fugro last December. In both cases we are focused on using innovative technologies to streamline the delivery of high-quality Geo-data while improving operational safety and significantly reducing our carbon footprint.”
The new shoreline mapping services indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract is active now and will run until March 20, 2025. Fugro is one of four contractors who will receive task orders under the program. The total maximum value of work to be shared among all contractors is US$40 million.