Fugro has successfully negotiated a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-NOS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to provide hydrographic surveying and related support services. The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract is for five years, and not-to-exceed USD 250 million.
An initial task order, valued at USD 3.5 million, is for side scan sonar and multibeam echo sonar mapping operations in support of post hurricane debris mapping for previously affected areas of the Louisiana coastline. Future operations can include multibeam echo sounder, side scan sonar and hydrographic LIDAR anywhere in US waters, including Alaska, Hawaii, the Territories and Great Lakes areas.
The contract is designed to help alleviate the backlog of charting requirements for updating navigation charts in US waters.