Keeping UK rail’s decarbonisation journey on track
Mark Thomas, Fugro’s UK Rail Business Manager, explains how we are helping our customers plan for long-term decarbonisation by deploying our RILA technology and RailData solution. These Fugro innovations provide up-to-date engineering, maintenance and asset management Geo-data that can be used to extend asset life cycles and reduce carbon footprints for a more sustainable future.
Originally published in Future Rail issue 91 July 2021 and is protected by copyright
How Innovations in Mapping Will Help Support the Ocean Decade
The UN Ocean Decade aims to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and facilitate improved conditions for sustainable development. In this article for the Marine Technology Society Journal, David Millar, Fugro’s Government Accounts Director for the Americas, explains how innovations in Geo-data collection, processing and dissemination are supporting these goals.
Originally published in The Marine Technology Society Journal May/June 2021 volume 55 number 3 and is protected by copyright
The future of rail: from digitalisation to decarbonisation
Already one of the cleanest forms of transport, the rail industry is playing a leading role in helping to build a sustainable green economy. Mark Thomas, Fugro’s UK Rail Business Manager, outlines how remote operating systems and real-time Geo-data insights can support the industry’s decarbonisation strategy.
Originally published in Rail Professional June 2021 issue 273 and is protected by copyright
The transition to remote and autonomous subsea inspections
Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Fugro’s solution director for remote inspection, outlines digitalisation and sustainability as key to the maritime industry’s seamless transition to remote and autonomous operations and safer operations in this short article featured in Wind Energy Networks.
Originally published in Wind Energy Network issue 58 and is protected by copyright
Innovation in shallow water mapping
‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite) is an innovative new satellite mapping solution for remotely mapping and monitoring the seafloor in shallow water. In this article, Fugro’s Dhira Adhiwijna discusses the development of this emerging technology and how understanding the seafloor shape and characteristics is pivotal in planning and managing sustainable marine and coastal activities.
Originally published in Marine Professional issue 2 and is protected by copyright
Fugro’s subsea vision technology makes installing and positioning structures faster, safer and more reliable
In his latest piece for Subsea & Offshore Service (SOS) magazine, Sjoerd Butter explains how augmented reality (AR) solutions such as Fugro’s QuickVision are revolutionising the installation and positioning of subsea assets. By moving away from traditional bulky and battery-dependent positioning equipment, which must be fixed to the asset, vision-based technology is providing the marine industry with safer, more efficient operations and longer operational windows.
Originally published in SOS Subsea and Offshore Services magazine May 2021 issue and is protected by copyright
Mapping for sustainable coasts
The combined demands of population growth and climate change mean that coastal zone mapping Geo-data is becoming ever more important. To meet these growing needs, Fugro is helping lead the charge by developing better mapping technologies such as RAMMS and the Blue Shadow. Read Fugro’s Richard Goosen and Shannon Earl’s full article here.
Originally published in Sea Technology April 2021 issue and is protected by copyright
UXO considerations for successful offshore projects
The global increase in green energy is leading to more and more offshore wind farms, all of which need pre-construction UXO surveys to avoid dangerous surprises and expensive delays. Our Commercial Manager, Martin Valk, talked to GeoDrilling International about the main considerations for marine developers when planning UXO risk mitigation.
Originally published in GeoDrilling International May 2021 issue and is protected by copyright
Risk managers on the ground
Reducing ground uncertainty early in large infrastructure projects can realise exponential cost savings later on. Fugro’s Rod Eddies and Ray Wood explained how our Ground Risk Management Framework (GRMF) works to Ground Engineering Magazine.
Originally published in Ground Engineering May 2021 issue and is protected by copyright
Power probe: Fugro has developed a ‘next generation’ ground technique
A consideration of typical onshore ground investigation techniques deployed in the London Basin reveals limitations which can compromise depth, quality and even safety. In NCE’s Innovation Series, we learn how Fugro’s Deep Line offers a new approach and delivers live digital data for superior ground risk management, all while reducing manual handling and exposure to drilling.
Originally published in New Civil Engineer March 2021 issue and is protected by copyright