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Companies Combine Forces for Drone-Based Wind Turbine Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

Austin, Texas-based HUVRdata and Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData are collaborating on drone-based aerial inspection services for the wind power industry. The partnership will leverage HUVRdata’s data-capture capabilities and cloud-based services and EdgeData’s BladeEdge analytics software for automated blade-condition assessment. The [Read More]

California Utility Sees Drones Playing Key Role in Future Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2016

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to enhance the safety and reliability of its electric and gas service. The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized PG&E to use drones to assist with inspections [Read More]

AeroLift eXpress Offers UAS Transport Service for Offshore Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2016

Valmie Resources Inc. (VMRI) says its joint venture partner, Houston-based AeroLift eXpress, is in talks with a major Latin American energy company’s prime contractor regarding daily, unmanned transport of supplies for offshore applications. AeroLift eXpress is an unmanned aircraft system [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Brings in Drone As Part of Annual Storm Drill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 13, 2016

As part of the company’s annual storm drill, Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) recently implemented a drone to test the response of more than 3,000 employees to Hurricane Alexa, a virtual Category 2 storm that was simulated to make [Read More]

Cyberhawk Carries Out Unmanned Inspections for Offshore Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

Scotland-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of drone-based inspections and surveys, has completed an operations and maintenance inspection project for Forewind’s Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, situated 150 kilometers off the coast of the U.K. The project saw a team of [Read More]

Scottish UAV Inspections Company Enters U.S. Oil and Gas Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections, is launching a new Houston office, which will focus predominantly on the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. The company also has international offices in [Read More]

Sky-Futures, Dutch University Collaborate on Drone Tech for Oil & Gas Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 22, 2016

Sky-Futures, a drone inspections provider for the oil and gas industry, is funding a Dutch university’s project to develop technology that will allow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to more accurately measure defects on structures. TU Delft University of Technology – [Read More]

Wind Power Giant Chooses Drone-Based Inspections in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based InspecTools Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Vestas in which they will work together to deploy drone-based inspections of wind turbine blades in North America. Denmark-headquartered Vestas is a global provider of wind turbine manufacturing and maintenance services. [Read More]

French Company Bringing Its Drone-Based Antenna Inspections to U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

France-based Delta Drone SA says it is expanding its operations to the U.S. to offer telecommunication antenna inspections via unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Delta Drone America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Drone, has partnered with Infinigy Solutions LLC, [Read More]

Cyberhawk Completes Unmanned Oil and Gas Inspection in Qatar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections provider Cyberhawk Innovations has completed a commercial oil and gas inspection in Qatar – the first of its kind for the country, according to Cyberhawk. The company says the inspection marks a step forward in [Read More]