Irvine, California, USA, 12 November 2020 – Fugro has been awarded a multi-year contract by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to perform automated pavement condition surveys across the state. As one of the nation’s largest road networks, the contract will require more than 50,000 lane miles of surveying annually to support efficient road maintenance planning and execution. The contract is active now and will run until September 2024 with options to extend until September 2027.
Fugro will accomplish the work using its 3D Automated Road Analyzer (ARAN) vehicles, equipped with specialised sensors and cameras to meet Caltrans’ specific data needs. Similarly, Fugro’s advanced reporting capabilities will format deliverables to be compatible with Caltrans’ highway performance, pavement management and roadside asset systems. Project data will be disseminated to Caltrans using Fugro’s web-based iVision software, which enables seamless integration of collected data, imagery, GPS information and mapping layers to support fast and informed decision-making for streamlined maintenance activity.
“Fugro is thrilled to have won this long-term contract with Caltrans, a recognised leader in pavement preservation among state departments of transportation,” said Edward Saade, President of Fugro in the US. “I grew up in California and learned to drive on its highways, so I know the importance of ensuring California’s roads are maintained to the highest quality. We look forward to being part of that legacy, helping the state meet its goals for highway safety, efficiency, and sustainability through delivery of our innovative Geo-data solutions.”
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.