Published articles

Charting the coast

Back in the fall of 1866, a 117-foot-long steamboat was stationed off Metinic Island at the mouth of Penobscot Bay from September 6 to November 1. Each day the vessel moved back and forth very, very slowly as a crew took hundreds of soundings, a total of 7,500 over the eight weeks.

Originally published in the January/February 2017 issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and is protected by copyright

Offshore pile foundations of today

As the possibilities and uses of piled offshore foundations increase, so do the environmental, financial and technological challenges and demands. Leading providers of offshore geo-intelligence, foundation design and installation give us their take on the most cost- and time-efficient methods to overcome challenges.

Originally published in the January/February 2018 issue of GeoDrilling International and is protected by copyright

Grounded in excellence

Site investigations for Transport Scotland’s A9 dualling programme called for technical muscle with a sensitive touch, as award-winning work by Fugro demonstrates.

Originally published in the August-September 2017 issue of Highways and is protected by copyright

Depth of knowledge

Innovative in situ testing has helped deliver detailed understanding of challenging ground conditions for a new ship lift in Germany.

Originally published in the October 2017 issue of Ground Engineering and is protected by copyright

New challenges for tunnel inspection

Today’s rail operators have inherited more than a thousand tunnels from Britain’s 19th century rail transport revolution.

Originally published in the October 2017 issue of Rail Professional and is protected by copyright

A hybrid approach

Using a system combining elements of heave-compensated drills and construction support vessels, Fugro is setting a new bar in vessel-based offshore drilling.
Originally published in the September 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International and is protected by copyright

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

As it marks 25 years, the AGS file format is currently supporting advances in quasi real-time sharing of geotechnical data. These are bringing benefits not only to 
clients and project management, but may even ease the drilling sector’s transition to Building Information Modelling (BIM), writes Fugro’s Romain Arnould.
Originally published in the July/August 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International and is protected by copyright

Going deep: working to improve the accuracy and availability of global baseline bathymetry

This is an exciting time to be involved in the ocean mapping and marine survey industry. Not only is there a growing movement to produce a comprehensive map of the world’s oceans, but there is also a push to dramatically increase the speed, resolution, and affordability of ‘deepwater’ bathymetric data collection and delivery.
Originally published in the May 2017 issue of Submarine Telecoms Forum and is protected by copyright

Record-breaker

Fugro has raised the bar in CFA (continuous flight auger) pile testing during groundworks for a high-rise development in London, UK, says Dr Melvin England of Fugro GeoServices.
Originally published in the June 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International and is protected by copyright

Interview - John Grainger and Nick van den Hurk

Rail Professional spoke to John Grainger and Nick van den Hurk, senior specialists respectively in geotechnics and asset data at geoscience giant Fugro about drilling in the UK being on the up, HS2, BIM and absolute data.
Originally published in the October 2016 issue of Rail Professional and is protected by copyright