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03THEHAGUE1391 2003-06-02 15:30:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
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PRE-LICENSE CHECK ON FUGRO-

Tags:   BEXP KOMC ETTC NL 
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					  UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001391 

SIPDIS

BERLIN FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE
USDOC FOR 3133/USFCS/OIO/OWE/ESLETTEN/PBUCHER
USDOC FOR 4212/USFCS/MAC/EUR/OWE/DDEFALCO
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/ST WADDY/MICHELLE ZAGER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP KOMC ETTC NL
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK ON FUGRO-
INPARK B.V., EXPORT LICENSE
APPLICATION NUMBER D308220

REF: USDOC 02284




1. PER REF 02284, THE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY
AND SECURITY REQUESTED POST THE HAGUE TO
CONDUCT A PRE-LICENSE CHECK ON FUGRO-INPARK
B.V. SUBJECT COMPANY IS THE END-USER OF
OMEGA INFRARED CAMERAS, WHICH CONTAIN
UNCOOLED MICROBOLOMETER FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS
(SENSORS) CONTROLLED FOR NUCLEAR NON-
PROLIFERATION AND ANTI-TERRORISM REASONS.
THE CONTROLLED ITEMS WILL BE SUPPLIED BY
LICENSE APPLICANT JOHN CHANCE LAND SURVEYS,
INC., LOCATED IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. JOHN
CHANCE LAND SURVEYS, INC. IS A SISTER
COMPANY OF FUGRO-INPARK B.V. BOTH COMPANIES
ARE PART OF THE HOLDING COMPANY FUGRO N.V.



2. SENIOR COMMERCIAL OFFICER AUGUST MAFFRY AND FSN
NATASHA KEYLARD VISITED FUGRO-INPARK B.V., LOCATED
IN LEIDSCHENDAM, ON JUNE 2, 2003, AND MET WITH THE
COMPANY'S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR. JOS C. ANNEVELD
AND THE TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR, MR. AMOUREUS. THE COMPANY OFFICIALS
EXPLAINED THAT THEY ARE UPGRADING THEIR AERIAL
MAPPING SYSTEM INTO WHICH THE OMEGA CAMERAS WILL
BE INCORPORATED. THE UPGRADED SYSTEM IS A MULTI-
SENSOR AIRBORNE SURVEYING SYSTEM, USED TO COLLECT
THREE DIMENSIONAL DATA. IN THE POWER LINE
BUSINESS, FOR INSTANCE, IT CAN DETECT WEAR POINTS
IN CONDUCTORS.



3. WHEN IN USE, THE CAMERAS WILL BE SECURELY
MOUNTED ON A HELICOPTER FOR AERIAL DATA
COLLECTION. THE CAMERAS CANNOT EASILY BE REMOVED
FROM THE HELICOPTER. MOREOVER, HELICOPTERS ON THE
GROUND ARE ALWAYS LOCATED IN A PROTECTED (NOT
FREELY ACCESSIBLE) ENVIRONMENT. WHEN NOT IN USE,
THE CAMERAS WILL BE STORED IN A BUILT-IN CABINET
IN THE BASEMENT OF FUGRO-INPARK. THIS CABINET CAN
BE LOCKED WITH A KEY. IN PRINCIPLE, THE CAMERAS
ARE REMOVED FROM THE CABINET ONLY FOR REPAIR AND
MAINTENANCE PURPOSES, WHICH OCCURS IN A ONE-ROOM
FACILITY ON THE FLOOR ABOVE. ONLY AUTHORIZED
PERSONNEL (THIS EXCLUDES CLEANING STAFF) HAVE
ACCESS TO THIS REPAIR/MAINTENANCE. FINALLY, FUGRO-
INPARK IS PROTECTED BY A SECURITY FENCE THAT
SURROUNDS THE COMPLEX. VISITORS MUST RING A DOOR
BELL BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING AND
THEY ARE LOGGED-IN AT THE RECEPTION AREA.



4. EMBASSY OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THAT FUGRO-INPARK
B.V. IS THE END-USER OF CONTROLLED ITEMS AND
INFORMED COMPANY OFFICIALS OF THEIR DUTY TO ADHERE
TO U.S. EXPORT REGULATIONS, ESPECIALLY THE
PROHIBIITON ON SALE OR REEXPORT. COMPANY OFFICIALS
SAID THEY UNDERSTOOD.



5. CONCLUSION: POST CONDUCTED THIS PRE-LICENSE
CHECK IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.
MR. ANNEVELD AND MR. AMOUREUS WERE COURTEOUS,
HELPFUL AND FORTHCOMING IN THEIR PROVISION OF
INFORMATION. THEY APPEARED CONSCIENTIOUS AND THE
FIRM PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED. FUGRO-INPARK B.V.
APPEARS SUITABLE TO RECEIVE CONTROLLED ITEMS.
(CS THE HAGUE/KEYLARD/MAFFRY) SOBEL