Fugro To Provide Hydrographic Surveying Services to NOAA

Fugro has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services in the U.S. The contract was issued by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to support the creation and maintenance of nautical charts. Fugro has worked continuously with the agency on similar IDIQ contracts since 1998.


Fugro will manage all work associated with the new IDIQ award from its Houston-based Hydrography Centre of Excellence in the Americas. Fugro established the center in 2017 to address the region’s growing need for hydrographic services. Since then, the center has developed data acquisition systems, which are complemented by remote processing and large data transfer capabilities.


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Two new technologies available to NOAA for upcoming task orders include RAMMS, a next-generation airborne lidar bathymetry system already used by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) designed for coastal surveys in challenging areas of shallow water, uncharted shoals and/or water clarity issues.

The new IDIQ contract will run from January 1 to December 31, 2024. Fugro is one of seven contractors who will receive task orders under the new IDIQ contracting program. The total maximum value of work to be shared among all contractors is $250 million.