SkyX has partnered with Aerial Project Analytics, a topographic survey and site monitoring solutions provider, to secure a multi-million dollar BVLOS inspection contract.
It has just been signed and will see the companies work together to inspect and monitor hundreds of miles of pipelines for a major energy corporation in Africa, so they can better track the environmental impact of their business.
SkyX will be deploying the operations team shortly to commence the project.
Didi Horn, SkyX founder and CEO, commented: “When there is an incident on a pipeline, whatever the cause, it puts the environment, people, and the integrity of the asset at risk. This may be caused by unauthorized third-party activity or other infrastructural issues. Giving our customer the ability to observe the activity surrounding their assets in real time is crucial step in transitioning from reactive to proactive modes of operation.”
Adding: “We are excited to be partnering and working with APA, a proven leader in the region, on this and the other opportunities on the table. Strong synergies between our organizations, with regards to technology, operational competency and business models, were the building blocks for success in winning the seven-figure contract.”
John Boyd, CEO of APA, also explained why he chose SkyX: “One of the main reasons why we’ve chosen to work with SkyX is their ability to provide operators with insightful data to monitor trends over time and deliver proactive notifications of problematic areas.
“Their fully-autonomous, long-range solution paired with our ability to thoroughly inspect a single site or incident will play a critical role in minimizing and preventing catastrophic incidents in the locations we’re monitoring. The work we’re doing in Africa is the first of many projects on the continent, and there are a number of opportunities we’re actively working on in Asia, North and South America,” he concluded.