EAEMDR: New Equipment to Help Danube Hydrographic Survey

The Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River (EAEMDR) is procuring new hydrographic equipment in a bid to improve the navigation on the river, the Bulgarian News Agency quoted EAEMDR Executive Director Ivelin Zanev as saying.

The new equipment will consist of a multi-beam sounding system and a LiDAR laser scanner that will help agency experts scan the river bed and provide 3D visualization. This will improve surveying and prompt geodesic and hydrographic activity in the shared Bulgarian-Romanian sector of the Danube River. The hardware is intended to replace the obsolete equipment of Dunav 1, a hydrographic vessel that was built and acquired under an earlier, now completed, project for the improvement of the Danube navigation systems and of topo-hydrographic measurements.

The current project costs over 2 million Bulgarian lev (a little over $1 million) and is financed under the Operational Program on Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020. It is due for completion by the end of 2023.

Source: Saudi Press Agency