RTK GPS Positioning Guides Construction of ‘The World’

Just a few kilometers offshore in the sunny waters of the Arabian Gulf, the giant dredging combine Van Oord NV works on the largest project ever undertaken by a single marine contractor: building “The World.” This massive job, a multi-billion dollar land reclamation effort, will create a 60-squarekilometer fantasy archipelago of luxury resort islands. One key to making the work cost-effective is high-precision, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS positioning.