A multi-national drone start-up has inked a partnership deal in a move designed to develop coastline areas, and increase maritime traffic and international commerce.
Airobotics has partnered with Shapir-Ashtrom, an Israel-based construction and property specialist, to survey the construction of Haifa’s new seaport, Gulf Port, to develop Israel’s coastline areas, and increase maritime traffic and international commerce.
Airobotics is implementing the first technology of its kind for industrial spaces, and is working closely with Israel’s top construction and civil engineering companies, Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering and Ashtrom Properties, which created a joint venture Shapir-Ashtrom, specifically for this new Haifa seaport initiative.
Shapir-Ashtrom, along with The Israel Ports Company, is building the Gulf Port, including the construction of breakwaters and piers, as well as dredging and reclamation.
Airobotics has applied its drone missions to assist in surveying reclamation areas, monitoring breakwater construction and stockpile measurements, which increases construction accuracy and accessibility, while reducing production costs, and adhering to project timelines.
The announcement comes after Airobotics, which developed one of the world’s first fully automated drones, appointed Richard Wooldridge as the company’s new chief operating officer.
In his new position at the company, which was the first to be granted an aviation authority to fly drones without a human pilot, Wooldridge will focus on scaling up the organisation’s manufacturing.