Tidal energy developers could soon be using drones to determine the best spots for placing underwater turbines.
Air Control Entech has won a £175,000 government grant to advance its offshore drones for the next generation of wireless technology.
The development of drone technology is beginning to touch on a wide range of industries, sectors and aspects of life. Significant media attention has been dedicated both to beneficial uses of drones, such as unmanned aerial vehicle ("UAV") military reconnaissance missions, as well as the disruption which the misuse of drones can cause, such as the closure of Gatwick airport.
Global visual asset management firm Cyberhawk has clinched a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with Shell.
Oil and gas services group ICR Integrity of Aberdeen has muscled in on the drone-based inspections market by snapping up Sky-Futures Partners for an undisclosed sum.
London-based private equity investors have swooped to buy Scottish drone technology firm Cyberhawk Innovations for an undisclosed sum.
An Aberdeen man who spent nine months in prison after getting mixed up with drug dealers is determined to make his second chance count.
A rise in drone usage in the oil and gas industry and in Scotland’s farming industry could help to deliver a £42 billion boost to the UK economy by 2013, a new report has forecast.
Operators of unmanned drones used for industrial survey, Texo Drone (Texo DSI), have announced a strategic partnership with gas turbine solutions firm, AAF International.
There has long been a dream in the oil and gas industry that robots would someday take over the industry’s most dangerous, laborious and expensive jobs.
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have found that the use of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines could bring significant benefits.
SgurrEnergy is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to carry out inspections of renewable technologies such as wind turbines.
Drone firm Sky-Futures is flying high after winning a contract to inspect Eni facilities worldwide in the first contract of its kind.
Scottish drone technology market leader Cyberhawk Innovations has welcomed a new UK Government consultation on safety amid growing concerns for aircraft.
Mandatory registration for new drones could be introduced in a bid to crack down on reckless users.
Costain is working with operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to develop intelligent solutions to its customers’ challenges.
The United States senate has authorised the use of drones to help monitor oil and gas facilities.
Cyberhawk said it has seen record growth of more than 100% since 2014 as demand increased from both domestic and global markets. The company, which carries out aerial inspection and survey work using drones, said it had completed work in Europe, the Middle East and North America.
A new regulatory standard for drones operating in the North Sea is set to be in place early next year.
A drone firm specialising in the oil and gas industry has been boosted by venture capital investment worth more than £2.5million. Sky-Futures, which is opening a new, larger office in Aberdeen on Monday, has also been backed by a US fund specialising in drone technology. The firm was founded in 2009 by James Harrison and Chris Blackford who operated drones in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the British Army.
A series of mysterious drone flights over French nuclear reactors recently is exposing a security threat that has authorities scrambling. There have been more than a dozen sightings so far, including one this week, of small unmanned aircraft. They haven’t inflicted damage nor has anyone publicly claimed responsibility, according to atomic operators and French ministers. In spite of government assurances that a probe is underway, the flights have been going on for more than a month.