Aerial Border Mapping and Marking - 27/07/2010


NZ Aerial Mapping Limited (NZAM) has been awarded the contract for the renewal of the 150 markers of the Partitioned Zone, its Dividing Line and the Boundary Line between The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The State of Kuwait. The contract between NZ Aerial Mapping Limited and The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Minister of Interior of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The Government of the State of Kuwait represented by the Minister of Interior of State of Kuwait, was signed on 20th July 2010 in Jeddah.


The recognised border between the two countries is to be remapped and all markers are replaced with new and substantial monuments. This will take 20 months to complete. In the tender, NZAM was competing with the leaders, in the field of boundary mapping and demarcation from around the world.


Mr. Mark Roberts, Managing Director of NZ Aerial Mapping Limited in Jeddah to sign the contract was quick to point out that although NZAM is the Prime Contractor "This is a team effort and we were successful in winning this contract because of the very capable and experienced team that we have assembled.


CyberMAK Information System Co. W.L.L. and its parent company Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons Company (MAK Group) have completed a number of significant projects in Kuwait, the Gulf States, the Caribbean, Africa,Asia and Eastern Europe and are very well respected. MAK Group founded over 100 years ago shares longevity with NZAM.


Independent Adviser to the Project, Dr. Bill Robertson ONZM, former Surveyor General Department of Survey and Land Information NZ, and NZAM Project Manager,Vince Belgrave, both have extensive experience as advisers to the United Nations on international border demarcation projects.


Long term partners of NZAM, NZ based Explorer Graphics Limited and Genesys International Corporation Limited (based in Bangalore, India), will assist with cartography and photogrammetry respectively. Ground surveying will be carried out by UK based Merrett Survey Ltd who have also worked with Dr Robertson and the NZAM Project Manager on United Nations border projects .


It is a very impressive line up and I have every confidence in a successful outcome for this prestigious project".

Last updated: 28/01/2021