Fugro alliance with TRL will provide integrated highways asset management solutions
Fugro has signed an agreement with TRL, a world-leader in transport research and consultancy, to merge data collection and asset management expertise for highways clients worldwide.
In teaming up, Fugro and TRL will be well placed to deliver an enhanced range of specialist services, efficiently integrated to maximize value for the asset management programs of government departments and highways authorities. Clients will have access to world class asset management proficiency and surveying capabilities tailored for medium to large projects anywhere in the world, regardless of project complexity and logistical challenges.
Fugro is a global leader in the acquisition, interpretation and processing of data on highway condition and construction, with a well-established international network of personnel and resources. The company operates a comprehensive fleet of state-of-the-art ground and aerial survey systems for scanning, mapping and investigating highways assets.
TRL is a world-renowned authority on the monitoring, testing and performance of pavement materials and on maintenance solutions for wide-ranging types of road construction. As a center of road research excellence, its knowledge has helped establish standards in road performance and assessment for UK and national transport networks around the world.
Although not exclusive, the agreement will allow the two specialists to deliver dynamic and efficient asset management solutions tailored to highway networks throughout the asset life-cycle and with different technical challenges.
Mark Thomas, Business Development Manager for Infrastructure at Fugro Aperio, said: “We are very excited about the ability to offer clients a more complete range
of services through this agreement with TRL. With a unique combination of survey know-how and consulting expertise delivered through a network of offices in 50 countries, it’s a partnership that I believe enables us to offer something special to highway managers wherever they are in the world.”
Steve Isaacs, Associate Director at TRL, said: “As individual companies we have a strong presence in the market; as a team we are second to none. Our constant research and delivery of innovation will keep us at the forefront of developments in our field and provide a service that clients can be confident is informed best practice.”
Fugro’s pavement services also include field and laboratory resources for geotechnical investigations and construction materials testing and monitoring. TRL is an acknowledged expert in management methods and tools for monitoring assets, assessing their performance and achieving best value for clients.
Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting Earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure. Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 12,500 employees in over sixty countries. In 2013 Fugro’s revenue amounted to € 2.4 billion; it is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-index. www.fugro.com
TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, is an internationally recognized center of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, and product testing covering all aspects of transport. TRL works at the leading edge of transport, generating and applying science, knowledge and understanding to develop innovative solutions and software that is delivered to customers around the world. www.trl.co.uk