“This first UAV flight is an important and exciting milestone for RSK in Iraq. We expect to see a big growth in this area of our business in Iraq after having proven its success worldwide, including elsewhere in the Middle East. Many thanks to the team for making it happen,” said RSK chief executive Alan Ryder.
RSK’s aerial surveying team has more than 15 years of UAV experience and offers a turnkey service for aerial surveying, which includes obtaining permissions, providing kit and personnel, undertaking the survey and delivering the results via its own Visivi software.
The key benefits of UAV technology are that it reduces the risk to staff by limiting the need to work at height, it is quick to deploy and very cost-effective. This is because it can safely survey live assets such as flare stacks and thus prevent costly shutdowns.
RSK’s James M. with our UAV just before take off