DEN HELDER, the Netherlands – Inspection group Bluestream and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator Skeye are teaming up to provide visual inspection services and geographic data acquisition for offshore assets using UAVs.
Bluestream will use Skeye’s small unmanned drones to reach places that are difficult, expensive, dangerous, or impossible to approach by manned inspection teams.
The drones are said to be particularly suited to live flare and vent stack, topsides, splash zone and under deck inspections.
Anton Janssens, Bluestream’s commercial manager, said: “Not only does this…inspection service allow a fast and efficient collection of extensive footage in a short amount of time, whilst the asset is still in production it also improves the targeted delivery of rope access work.
“This cooperation enables both subsea and topside inspections to be done by a single party, resulting in integrated reports of inspections done…”