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Fugro Survey Successfully Completes Field Operations for RAN

May 7, 2009

Fugro Survey Pty Ltd has successfully concluded field operations on a contract for hydrographic surveying services in support of nautical charting for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS). The survey, which was conducted using Airborne Hydrographic LIDAR, was in support of the Fisheries Protection Survey and Charting Project (FPSCP) and will ultimately enhance the capacity of maritime enforcement vessels to protect and secure Australian waters from incursion by illegal foreign fishing vessels. Field operations commenced in November 2007 and were concluded on schedule in January 2009. Data processing will continue through July 2009.

Over two deployments during this period, Fugro surveyed approximately 6,000km2 to IHO Order 1 Standards and reported approximately 200 potential dangers to navigation to the RAN AHS. The survey was extremely constrained by environmental constraints such as weather, water clarity and tides, but during the peak production period, Fugro was surveying to nautical charting standards at a rate of approximately 160 km2 per day. Data processing and reporting continues with all deliverables under this contract to be delivered to the RAN later this year.

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Fugro Survey, Pty is a member of the international Fugro group of companies. Fugro collects, processes and interprets data related to the earth’s surface and soil composition and provides advice based on the results. As an extension to these activities, Fugro provides services such as precise positioning, construction materials testing, reservoir engineering and data management. Fugro’s operations have been organized into three divisions: Geotechnical, Survey and Geoscience. Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-Index. Fugro has approximately 13,500 employees in more than fifty countries.