FAZ Technology has ten employees and specialises in the research and development of fibre-optic sensing solutions, whose potential is much broader than Fugro’s core markets; hence Fugro’s decision to divest. FAZ Technology’s fibre-optic sensing solutions will complement Optics11’s range of unique sensing products, including acoustic emission detection and seismic monitoring, and will enable Optics11 to develop full structural-health monitoring and condition-monitoring solutions.
“We strongly believe that fibre-optic technology has great potential for more and more future applications. Incorporating Fugro’s FAZ Technology into our existing offering allows us to take a major step towards full monitoring solutions,” said Optics11 CEO, Niek Rijnveld.
Fibre-optic technology provides unmatched sensing capabilities in challenging environments such as extreme temperatures, remote locations and high-radiation environments, and Optics11 is best positioned to refine this technology’s evolution supported by Fugro. Optics11 intends to further develop leading-edge solutions for monitoring the structural health of assets such as offshore wind farms and civil infrastructure, including bridges, roads, tunnels and other high-value assets, an increasing number of which are approaching the end of their design life. Insight into the behaviour of these structural assets is essential for their safe and sustainable design, build and maintenance.