Cyberhawk Innovations, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and drone inspection and survey provider, has bolstered its international presence by signing a partnership agreement with Nordic Unmanned, Norway’s leading UAV operator.
The agreement means that customers in Norway will be able to take advantage of Cyberhawk’s industry cloud-based asset management software, iHawk, which will be combined with Nordic Unmanned’s detailed local knowledge and UAV experience.
Cyberhawk completed 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 successfully completed a number of projects in Norway with major oil and utility asset operators.
Established in Norway as an expert in UAVs, Nordic Unmanned has a highly experienced team, which has more than 50 years’ experience in remotely operated technology, and over 30 years’ experience in on and offshore oil and gas competencies.
Since its inception in 2008, Cyberhawk has led the development of the drone/UAV inspection and survey industry and has achieved more than 25 world firsts, delivering its services in more than 20 countries across Europe, Africa, North America, Middle East and Asia.
The company has also spearheaded the conversion of UAV captured imagery into asset management information in the cloud with its iHawk software. iHawk allows intuitive access to inspection data using a simple map-based interface, clearly shows the asset status using a traffic light system and allows the user to ‘drill’ into further engineering commentary and evidence.
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, wrapped up in cutting-edge cloud based asset management software.
“This partnership is a significant step forward in further delivering safe, cost effective UAV and asset management solutions and we are pleased to team up with Nordic Unmanned, a company which shares our approach to innovation and customer service.”
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.”