Australia: Fugro has completed the acquisition of Brisbane-based Roames Asset Services from Ergon Energy Corporation. Roames (previously a services unit within Ergon) specialises in high-resolution mapping services and solutions for the electricity distribution sector.
Roames uses airborne sensors to generate accurate 3D models of electric power transmission networks and surrounding vegetation. The data collected through LiDAR and digital imagery are processed in a highly automated way.
Fugro's agreement with Ergon includes a 5 year service contract (plus a 5 year option). With this acquisition, Fugro acquires advanced technology that can be used more broadly to build improved, cost efficient 3D mapping solutions for additional business areas, also internationally. This supports the further strengthening of Fugro's Geospatial activities (part of the Survey division).