Sky-Futures has signed a new four-year deal that will see the company conduct drone inspections of telecommunications sites.
The global framework contract was awarded by a Scandinavian telecommunications company.
It will see Sky-Futures working worldwide, using its bases in the USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia, as well as leveraging its ongoing experience conducting drone based operations in 31 countries.
Chris Blackford, Sky-Futures CEO, said: “Traditionally, conducting cell site surveys requires a team with several different skill sets and the need to climb the towers.
“With the introduction of drones, site surveys can now be completed with a much smaller team, collecting high quality data more quickly and more safely.”
Once the data has been collected, Sky-Futures will upload the cell site data into AI-enabled cloud software to support the global network build programme.
Engineers can then make decisions using the 3D-model tower data from a remote desktop without having to incur unnecessary site visits.
This not only supports enhanced health and safety but reduces costs through improved efficiencies of the global network build programme.
Sky-Futures is an ICR Integrity company. ICR Integrity provides integrated maintenance, repair and production solutions for industrial related services to the offshore oil and gas, power, chemical, nuclear and defence industries worldwide, and more recently renewables, utilities and telecoms.