is a Dutch multinational company headquartered in Leidschendam. The current president is K.S. Wester.
Fugro provides geotechnical, survey and geoscience services to oil, gas, mining and construction industries. In 2009, Fugro earned over two billion euros in revenue and is traded on the Euronext
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The Starfix and Skyfix DGNSS systems are operated by Fugro, and provide correction information to GPS navigation and survey systems. These systems are also called Seastar (for dynamic positioning
Dynamic positioning is a computer controlled system to automatically maintain a vessel's position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters...
) and Omnistar (for land).
In January 2009 the independent news service "Norwatch" revealed seismic oil explorations offshore occupied Western Sahara
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to . It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly...
, an area occupied by Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...
, by Fugro-Geoteam (a Norwegian daughter company of Fugro NV).
On April 1, 2011 a Fugro Aviation Canada Limited CASA C-212 (registration C-FDKM) carrying 3 crew crashed while attempting a landing at the airport in Saskatoon
Saskatoon is a city in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. Residents of the city of Saskatoon are called Saskatonians. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344....
, Saskatchewan, Canada. After declaring an emergency with an engine failure, the aircraft crashed on a Saskatoon street (Wanuskewin Drive) and hit a concrete sound barrier. One passenger, Laroslav Gorokhovski, was killed. The pilot and co-pilot were injured but survived.