With reference to Fugro's press release of Friday 7 November related to the unsolicited and unexpected acquisition by Boskalis of 14.8% of Fugro's share capital, the company refers to its recent strategy update.
Fugro highly values its position as the world leading independent geotechnical and survey services and data provider, which is core to Fugro's strategy.
Further, the company refers to its previously communicated intent to explore partnership options for the Subsea division. Accordingly, Fugro is interested to discuss a partnership with respect to its Subsea division with possibly interested parties, including Boskalis. The objective of such a partnership is to build a global Inspection, Repair, Replace and Maintenance (IRRM) market leader.