This week’s round up is courtesy of Channel News Asia, in a thorough op-ed titled: RISE OF THE DRONES — CAPABLE OF GOOD AND EVIL, THEY POSE A REGULATORY DILEMMA.
This week in UAV Inspection:
In an industry first for Idaho, the Perrine Bridge will be inspected with UAVs this week. This will be the first time the Idaho Transportation Department has employed a drone for this type of bridge inspection.
International asset integrity specialist EM&I Group received an order from a major Japanese FPSO operator. The order is for EM&I’s ‘NoMan’ robotic tank inspections that avoid confined space entry.
Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation is announcing the continuation of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV, increasing Terra Drone’s network to over 25 group companies and technology partners.
This week in Asset Integrity:
In another big week for market research, Data Bridge releases their Global Asset Integrity Management Market report, with findings that the industry is expected to reach $36.9 billion Growth By 2025.
LineStar Integrity Services, a leading provider of pipeline integrity, maintenance and repair services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Remote Operations Centre and The Compliance Group. The move, backed by private equity, serves to further consolidate services offered in the asset integrity sector.
Arc Advisory Group publishes a comprehensive review of cyber security risk and automation as it relates to the rise of UAV gathered data. Read it here.