Fugro has been awarded a new 4-year contract by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in Canada to perform annual roadway condition assessments throughout the province.
Fugro’s ARAN system collecting roadway condition data in Saskatchewan during a previous Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure contract.
The contract marks the second consecutive time Fugro has been awarded this work, which helps the ministry optimise maintenance programmes and extend the life of its roadway assets. Fugro’s first-year task order is already underway and involves 8500 km of road network with final deliverables scheduled for October 2020.
To accomplish the project, Fugro is deploying its 3D Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) survey vehicle and iVision software. The ARAN acquires georeferenced road surface and right-of-way information at highway speeds using cameras, laser systems and other advanced sensors, while the web-based iVision platform delivers images and analysed road data to ministry staff for fast and informed decision-making. Fugro has previously used these technologies to deliver more than 50,000 km of roadway condition assessments in Saskatchewan.
“Successfully preserving Saskatchewan’s extensive network of pavements starts with collecting high quality pavement data,” said Nichole Andre, Asset Management Engineer for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. “Fugro’s data combined with their iVision viewing tool allows us to effectively strategise improvements, reduce time in the field, and optimise our preservation budget.”
Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions. With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle.
Employing approximately 9,500 talented people in 61 countries, Fugro serves clients around the globe, predominantly in the energy and infrastructure industries, both offshore and onshore. In 2019, revenue amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.