Cyberhawk, a world leader in aerial inspection and survey using UAVs, has successfully secured a 36-month framework with an oil and gas heavyweight due to its iHawk Construction platform.
Cyberhawk has been awarded a three-year contract by an unnamed client to provide a digital asset management solution during the construction of its new world-scale petrochemical complex in the USA.
The main construction phase of the project, which is already underway, involves the building of processing units, cooling towers, rail and truck loading facilities, water treatment plant, office buildings and laboratory at the new petrochemical site.
As part of the construction, the operator sought a comprehensive, detailed software solution which would allow a digitised view of drone captured data such as orthophotos, spherical images, 3D point cloud models and videos collected on-site on a weekly basis.
For this project, Cyberhawk’s iHawk Construction will provide all stakeholders with an up-to-date, visual overview of the project at any given time and from anywhere in the world.
This iHawk solution has been specifically developed to grow as the project progresses, creating a central repository of project information which can be referenced throughout construction as well as once the plant is live.
Chris Fleming, CEO at Cyberhawk said: “Despite having worked with this oil and gas supermajor for the last eight years, in more than eight countries, this is the first time iHawk has been adopted at such large scale. The client was impressed by the functionality offered by iHawk and Cyberhawk’s ability to build on this platform to create a fully customised, bespoke solution for its needs.
“Since launching iHawk in 2014, we have significantly invested in ongoing development to create a world-leading digital asset management solution. Data has become crucial part of the energy sector and whilst collecting detailed information is important, how we use this data to create efficiencies is real objective.
“We are extremely encouraged that our experience and investment in iHawk has been recognised for this important project.”