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Offshore wind and Fugro's vertical boring machine

As governments outline ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions, it has become increasingly important for the renewables industry to find new, innovative ways to increase operational efficiency. James Amos, Fugro’s Business Development Manager, highlights how our latest innovations in vertical boring machines are future-proofing the installation of marine foundations in the latest edition of GeoDrilling International.
Originally published in GeoDrilling International - July/Aug 2022 and protected by copyright

The autonomous and digital future of Offshore environments

What does the future hold for offshore operations and how can we prepare ourselves for an autonomous and digital future? Fugro’s Hannes Swiegers recently spoke to Oil & Gas Middle East about how Fugro plans to stay ahead of change with our remote and autonomous solutions.
Originally published in Oil & Gas Middle East, June 2022 and protected by copyright

Bridging the Gap – Automation Roundtable

Many organisations are looking to automate manual processes to increase productivity, expand capabilities and counterbalance labour shortages. Pawel Michalak, Fugro’s Global Director Innovation, believes understanding the value of automation is essential before businesses make the shift to AI and robotic integration. Read his full comment in the July 2022 edition of Robotics & Innovation.

Originally published in Robotics and Innovation July 2022 issue and protected by copyright

Embracing digital transformation

US-based Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is using Fugro’s Gaia.Hub Geo-data management solution to advance development of their renewable energy project off the coast of New Jersey. They are also helping to advance the industry with a lead-by-example embrace of digitalisation that promotes faster regulatory review, increased transparency and improved public trust.

Originally published in Sea Technology April 2022 issue and protected by copyright

Business Lessons I’ve Learned

Linda Stewart, Director Marine Geophysical Europe and Africa, was featured in Business Bulletin, the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce monthly magazine. Find out more about Linda’s career achievements, the challenges facing the maritime sector and what she hopes to see in the future.

Originally published in the Business Bulletin of the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce April 2022 issue and protected by copyright

Fugro - ROAMES® Digital Twins

Read the article on Fugro ROAMES ® Digital Twins, part of the World Geospatial Industry Council’s (WGIC) Spatial Digital Twins report that provides industry insights on the status, opportunities, and way forward.

Originally published in the WGIC Policy Report: 2022-01 and protected by copyright

The rail industry’s ongoing journey towards sustainability

As the UK navigates the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the rail industry is continuing to play a leading role when it comes to the idea of ‘building back better’. In this Rail Professional article, Mark Thomas, Fugro’s Rail Business Manager UK, shares his thoughts on the rail industry's journey towards sustainability, the importance of technological innovations and how accurate data and analysis can help optimise the life cycle of assets.

Originally published in Rail Professional Magazine issue 280 March 2022 and protected by copyright

Floating wind – top tips for a successful Geo-data analytics strategy

Floating wind is an emerging technology that promises to bridge the ever-growing demand for clean energy, with access to terawatts of predictable wind energy that blows unobstructed over vast swathes of the oceans. Fugro’s Aproop Dheeraj Ponnada discusses the importance of gathering data from demonstrator projects to standardise and derisk the thousands of turbines that will float in the oceans in coming decades.
Originally published in Wind Energy Network issue 63 2022 and protected by copyright.

Geo-data for risk management in a changing Arctic

This paper, written by Fugro's Pooja Mahapatra, Geospatial Solution Owner and Rod Eddies Solution Director Land Site Characterisation/Global Land Site Characterisation, focuses on the risks of multiple climate change impacts on infrastructure and coastlines, to demonstrate the role of geo-data in understanding, predicting and mitigating these risks. The paper illustrates a selection of geospatial and geophysical technology enablers that contribute towards understanding and adapting to the changing Arctic.
Endorsed by The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) for presentation at the Arctic Observing Summit on 31 March - 1 April 2022.

Making crewless offshore surveys a reality: a European case study

In November 2021, Fugro’s Blue Essence, our offshore certified USV with an electric ROV, commenced its first survey and inspection project in Europe. Read Martin Galavazi, Director Digital Geodata Marine Site Characterisation, and Lex Veerhuis, Development Manager New Business, article in First Break where they share insights on the key challenges that were encountered in the build-up to the project, the benefits of technological innovations, and discuss the maritime industry’s move towards remote operations.
Originally published in First Break (EAGE) Volume 40 Issue 2 February 2022 and is protected by copyright

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