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Boring subsea is the future of offshore wind

As demand for offshore wind farms increase, operability must improve in construction to speed up deployment, writes Peter Richards, Fugro’s Chief Engineer of VBM™ and Foundation Tools. Read how our innovative VBM™ system is improving safety, delivering increased efficiencies and reducing installation costs in the latest edition of Wind Energy Network Magazine.

Originally published in Wind Engineer Network - Issue 68, January 2023 and protected by copyright

Reducing Uncertainty

Reducing ground risk is a key driver in any large infrastructure development. In this article for the New Civil Engineer, Rod Eddies and Andres Pinto from Stantec explain how early site screening can reduce ground risk and has the potential to accelerate project schedule when compared to conventional ground investigation methods. Fugro’s Geo-risk management framework (GRMF) tried and tested in Qatar’s pre-design work, for a deep pumping station.

Originally published in New Civil Engineer - January 2023 and protected by copyright

Safe and Resilient Coasts Require Geo-data

While governments around the globe recognise the need to implement coastal resilience strategies that will help their communities withstand or readily recover from the impacts of climate change, many agencies lack the baseline coastal and ocean observation and mapping Geo-data needed to perform accurate risk assessments and effective resilience planning. Drawing on Fugro’s global experience, Stephanie Ingle provides key insights about how to plan, fund and share coastal Geo-data for maximum benefit.

Originally published in ECO Magazine - Winter 2022 and protected by copyright

Striving For Accuracy With Data-Driven Systems In The Geotechnical Landscape

Fugro is placed among top ten geotechnical companies in India by the Industry outlook media. With its 26 years of expertise in the geotechnical sector Fugro is unleashing insights from Geo-data and standing out in the Indian market.

Originally published in Industry Outlook - December 2022 and protected by copyright

Solutions from Geo-Data for a Safe and Liveable World

The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) shines a spotlight on Fugro’s Director Africa, Jaco Stemmet, and our commitment to making a lasting change when assisting African companies with Geo-data. Read the November 2022 newsletter to find out more about our involvement in African projects and the importance of working with diverse business sectors to ensure a safe and liveable world for all.
Originally published in The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) - November 2022 and protected by copyright

Exciting times for ground engineering

The status quo is not supportable in today’s accelerating environment where sustainability is key, finances are constrained and talent has choices, writes Fugro’s Mark Richardson. In this article for Ground Engineering, he reflects on his career, the changes in the industry and why it’s such an important time to be in ground engineering.
Originally published in Ground Engineering - December 2022 and protected by copyright

Remote Solutions for Marine Geodata

The offshore industry is experiencing a remote and autonomous revolution. Accelerated by advances in digital technologies, Fugro is leading the charge, operating a network of remote operations centres (ROCs) around the globe to support a wide range of site characterization and asset integrity projects. Fugro’s latest ROC is set to open in Newfoundland this winter, promising safer, more efficient and more sustainable offshore Geo-data solutions in the region.

Originally published in World Pipelines - October 2022 and protected by copyright.

Smart Tamp revolutionises track tamping for sustainable infrastructure design

The application of smart technology has taken tamping to a new level says Adam Carlin, Fugro’s Business Developer for Rail Maintenance. He explores the benefits of Smart Tamp, our ‘design first’ approach to tamping, in the latest edition of Inside Track. Read how our technology not only maintains track alignment but also decreases carbon emissions, cuts down track worker exposure hours and improves ride quality for safer and more sustainable railway operations.

Originally published in Inside Track - October 2022 and protected by copyright.

Time is of the essence

Time is a key driver in infrastructure development. In this article for Ground Engineering, Dr Rod Eddies explains the value of early intervention and time-saving solutions as part of Fugro's Geo-Risk Management Framework; reducing uncertainty in order to manage ground related risks.

Originally published in Ground Engineering - November 2022 and protected by copyright.

Bi-directional O-cell® foundation testing: to optimise foundation design safely and sustainably

In this article, Fugro's Melvin England and Maarten Profittlich explain how CO2 emissions can be reduced when designing foundations by applying O-cell ®bi-directional pile load testing.

Originally published in Geotechniek September 2022 and protected by copyright.

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