Fugro Chance Awarded $29.5 Million Contract

Fugro Chance Inc. was awarded a contract valued at $29.5 million over a five-year period to operate and maintain the SHOALS system. The firm will operate the SHOALS system (Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey) as well as provide technical support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) located in Mobile, AL.

Work will consist of providing technical expertise for system operation, including three-dimensional aircraft positioning, maintenance and repair of the system, data collection, data reduction and supporting activities directly related to those functions. Work will be performed in the office and in the field (continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, and in foreign countries).

SHOALS is a state-of-the-art technology that uses an airborne mounted laser to determine the water depth by measuring the time difference in laser energy returns from the water surface and the seabed. The system is operated by international survey leader Fugro Chance Inc., a member of the multi-national Fugro group of companies with over 200 offices in 50 countries.


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