Cyberhawk, a UAV inspection, survey and asset management firm, has been awarded a three-year framework with one of the UK’s largest renewable energy operators, which has not been identified at this stage.
As part of the framework, Cyberhawk will undertake wind turbine blade inspections across the operator’s network across the UK and Ireland.
Cyberhawk CEO, Chris Fleming, said: “We continue to make great inroads in renewable energy as a result of our UAV data collection and asset management software, iHawk.
“We are experiencing an increase of work in this sector which is highlighted by this recent framework award, and will continue to work closely with renewable energy suppliers around the globe to develop solutions which meet their needs.”
2017 marks the company’s most successful year of business since its launch in 2008, due to, in part, the wind turbine framework, which was secured towards the end of the year.
The company has revealed that the last 12-month period saw revenues increase by a third, as well as reporting a surge in profitability and the completion of a series of major projects.
Cyberhawk has made significant headway in the renewables sector, both in onshore and offshore wind, and supplementing the inspection of wind turbine blades were also multiple successful offshore converter and substation inspections.
As well as the recent framework award, the company has also secured a global framework with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa.
Fleming added: “2017 has been an exciting year for Cyberhawk and we have been extremely encouraged to see the uptake of UAVs for inspection and survey increase exponentially. We believe this is only set to continue and our team is using the success of the last 12 months as a springboard for 2018.
“Cyberhawk will continue to innovate, grow our talented team and develop customer-centric solutions to challenges across a range of industries. We are very excited to see what 2018 will bring.”