The Netherlands: Fugro Signs Contract for New Vessels


Fugro N.V., the Netherlands, and Tebma Shipyards Limited, India, have signed a ship building contract for new Geotechnical Research Vessels.

The vessels are DP2, approximately 82.9 meters long, 19.8 meters wide and have a dead weight of approximately 2500 tons. The contract is for two firm orders plus two optional vessels for various subsidiaries of the Fugro Group. The first vessel is to be delivered by June 2012 and the second vessel in October 2012. Fugro provides the people, equipment, expertise and technology that support the exploration, development, production and transportation of the world’s natural resources. Fugro also provides its clients with the technical data and information required to design, construct and maintain structures and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.

Fugro operates as an independent service provider and has no commercial or other direct interests in the projects of its clients. As Fugro is often involved in the early exploration and development phase of (potential) projects, confidentiality about Fugro’s engagements is essential in many cases. Fugro’s clients operate in many locations and in different conditions. To be able to meet their needs in the best possible way, Fugro’s organisational structure is decentralised and client-oriented, delivering a wide range of services in a variety of operating environments and conditions. Fugro delivers these services from a global network of offices and facilities.

Fugro strives to achieve strong market positions based on (in-house) developed technologies, high-value services and a strong international or regional presence. Fugro was founded in the Netherlands in 1962, has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1992 and was included in the main Amsterdam AEX-index as of September 2008. Fugro grows organically and through acquisitions, and by the end of 2009 employed some 13,500 staff in more than 50 countries.

Source:Fugro, June 10, 2010:

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