Fugro Offshore Survey has a long and rich history of adopting and embracing new technologies. This culture of agility assists Fugro in maintaining its leadership in an ever-changing market.
One very definite benefit of this culture includes a significant investment in Research and Development, an activity that is conducted in several centres around the world. This in turn sees the continuous improvement of the suite of software that is in many ways fundamental for the delivery of the company’s operational service.
“Starting in 2011 Fugro will introduce Starfix.NG the first phase of a completely new – Next Generation (NG) - suite of software employing the most modern technology and building upon the expertise and quality that is provided by the existing software,” explains Aris Lubbes, Division Technical Manager, Offshore Survey Division, Fugro N.V. “It will see the implementation of several enhancements that are the result of our continued R&D efforts.
“With development centres in United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India and Australia, Fugro has a tremendous depth of knowledge and resources to take on a challenging project like this. The software is developed under ISO 9001 and is subjected to strict testing and release procedures. An early release of the software will commence its offshore endurance testing medio 2010.”