UK, Norway drone alliance revealed

UK-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a drone inspection and survey provider, has recently signed a partnership agreement with the Norwegian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator Nordic Unmanned.

The agreement was signed to combine Cyberhawk’s cloud based asset management software, iHawk, with Nordic Unmanned’s detailed local knowledge and UAV experience, the British company explained.

According to Cyberhawk, iHawk allows intuitive access to inspection data using a simple map-based interface, shows the asset status using a traffic light system and allows the user to ‘drill’ into further engineering commentary and evidence.

Cyberhawk completed what is says is the first ever drone inspection on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2013 with a flare inspection on an FPSO (Floating, Production Storage and Offloading), and together the two companies have already completed a number of projects in Norway with major oil and utility asset operators.

Cyberhawk’s CEO, Craig Roberts, said: “This collaboration enables us to effectively address the increasing inspection needs in Norway’s oil and gas and utility sectors, providing both onshore and offshore clients with a local, reliable and proven UAV inspection and survey solution.”

Knut Roar Wiig, CEO at Nordic Unmanned said: “This agreement is a key part of Nordic Unmanned’s strategy to play a major role in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Together with Cyberhawk, we can provide a high quality, professional service for our customers.”

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