HOUSTON – Fugro has received recognition for completion of a multi-year hydrographic survey over the Red Sea.
The Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award 2018 reflected the company’s management of the project, which covered more than 113,000 sq km (43,629 sq mi) and resulted in more than 192 billion soundings.
During more than one million hours on the project, Fugro completed the work without a lost-time incident.
The company employed vessel-based acoustic multi-beam and airborne lidar bathymetry (ALB) technologies.
For the ALB component, Fugro performed around 650 days of aerial survey operations using three aircraft to acquire high resolution bathymetry data over 20,451 sq km (7,896 sq mi) of shallow water – one of the largest ALB surveys ever undertaken.
Mark MacDonald, Fugro’s hydrography director in the Americas region, said the program involved teams from the company’s hydrographic centers in Australia, Germany, the US, and Middle East.