TerraSond, an Acteon company which is a UK based SJE Group company, has been awarded a five-year contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services in the USA.
The new contract is valued at $250 million over 5 years, subject to appropriation by Congress. Under previous contracts with NOAA, TerraSond has surveyed more than 7,120 square nautical miles of US waters in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico since 1998, providing data for use in creating and maintaining NOAA nautical charts. During this period, it carried out task orders for NOAA in every year with a total value of about $90 million; almost 200 individual survey areas have been completed to date during 28 separate projects in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.
TerraSond has deployed new or emerging technologies for NOAA that have led to significant improvements in data quality, efficiency and safety to overcome unique challenges of scale and remote operations.
The SJE Group congratulates Thomas Newman, President of TerraSond, and the rest of the TerraSond team.
TerraSond provides professional surveying services throughout the world. Services include hydrographic surveys, land surveys and marine geophysical surveys. The team includes ACSM Certified Hydrographic Surveyors, Registered Professional Land Surveyors, hydrographers, land surveyors, geophysicists, geologists, oceanographers, mariners, cartographers, and GIS and CADD specialists working with TerraSond's own vessels and equipment, producing surveys and deliverables of the highest quality. Clients range from oil and gas, pipeline, power and telecom, renewable energy, mining, survey and engineering, shipping, dredging and construction industries, to federal, state, local and foreign government agencies including port authorities, Departments of Transportation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).