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Fugro N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as EuronextFUR
Industry Energy, geomatics, engineering
Founded 1962
Headquarters Leidschendam, Netherlands
Key people
Mr. P. van Riel (Chairman of the Board of Management/CEO)
Mr. H.L.J. Noy (Chairman of the supervisory board)
Products Geotechnical, geomatics, surveying, subsea and geoscience services
Revenue 2.424 billion (2013)[1][2]
267 million (2013)[1][2]
Profit 219 million (2013)[1][2]
Total assets 3.631 billion (2013)[1][2]
Total equity 2.111 billion (2013)[1][2]
Number of employees
12,591 (end 2013)[1][2]
Website www.fugro.com
Fugro head office, Leidschendam, Netherlands

Fugro N.V. is a Dutch multinational company headquartered in Leidschendam with Mr. P. van Riel as Chairman of the Board of Management/CEO and H.L.J. Noy as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.[1]

Fugro provides geotechnical, survey and geoscience services to oil and gas, renewable energy, building and infrastructure, mining, and public sector industries. Fugro employs approximately 12,500 employees in over sixty countries.[3]

In 2013 Fugro’s revenues amounted to 2.424 billion, it is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-Index.[1][4]

The Starfix and Skyfix DGNSS systems are operated by Fugro, and provide correction information to GPS and GLONASS navigation and survey systems. These systems are also called Seastar (for dynamic positioning) and Omnistar (for land).


Fugro was founded in 1962 under the name Ingenieursbureau voor Funderingstechniek en Grondmechanica FUGRO. In April 1992, Fugro was indexed on the Amsterdam Stock exchange. In 2003, Fugro bought Thales GeoSolutions for €147.5m.[5] In September 2012, CGGVeritas acquired Fugro’s Geoscience Division for €1.2 billion.[6] In January 2015, Royal Boskalis Westminster increased their shareholdings in Fugro to 20.1%.[7]


Fugro is divided into three major business lines across five regions.[8] Each region is assigned a regional manager, who works with counterparts to develop regional strategies and improve collaboration across the regional lines. This regional model is intended to deliver a standard approach to practices such as quality, health, safety, security, environment, project management, finance, etc.


  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Middle East and India
  • Asia, Pacific and Australia
  • Africa

Business lines[edit]

Fugro is divided into three major business lines and a joint venture with CGG.[9]

  • Geotechnical Engineering - engineering analysis and consulting on the properties of rocks, soil and water onshore and offshore[10]
  • Survey - AUV, marine construction support, geophysical survey, meteorology, aerial mapping, positioning, survey vessels, oceanography, satellite mapping, terrestrial surveys, hydrography[11]
  • Subsea - subsea inspection, repair, ROV, subsea engineering[12]
  • Geoscience - Seabed GeoSolutions:[13] a joint venture with CGG



  • 1964 - Electric cone penetration[14][15][16]
  • 1976 - WISON/WIP XP cone penetration test[17]
  • 1986 - Starfix satellite positioning[18][19]
  • 2012 - Inclinocam[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Fugro Annual Report 2013 (interactive website)". Fugro N.V. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Fugro Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Fugro N.V. 
  3. ^ "Mission and Profile". Fugro. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Company profile – Fugro". NYSE Euronext. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Fugro set to acquire Thales GeoSolutions?, Dredging News Online, 25 July 2003
  6. ^ Transforming CGGVeritas into a Leading Integrated Geoscience Company, CGGVeritas.com, 24 September 2012
  7. ^ Boskalis now owns 20% in Fugro, OffshoreEnergyToday.com, 12 January 2015]
  8. ^ "Team Fugro". Fugro, NV. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Capital Markets Day 2013". Fugro, NV. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Rainey, Scott. "Highlights Geotechnical Division, 2013". Fugro, NV. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Heine, Mark. "Highlights Survey Division, 2013". Fugro, NV. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Thomson, Steve. "Highlights Subsea Division, 2013". Fugro, NV. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.seabed-geo.com/about-us/our-history.aspx
  14. ^ Mayne, Paul (2007). Cone Penetration Testing. Transportation Research Board. p. 13. ISBN 9780309097840. 
  15. ^ "Cone Penetrometer Comparison Testing". Wisconsin DOT. 
  16. ^ Roy E, Hunt (2012). Geotechnical Investigation Methods. ISBN 9781420042740. 
  17. ^ "WISON/WIP XP". 
  18. ^ O'Boyle, Edward J. (1988). Personalist Economics: Moral Convictions, Economic Realities, and Social Actions. Springer US. p. 92. ISBN 0792381467. 
  19. ^ "STARFIX: commercial satellite positioning". IEEE. 
  20. ^ "CrossSECTION 23". 

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