Terra Drone Corporation has entered into an investment agreement with NDT Corrosion Control Services (NDTCCS).
The new joint venture has been set up to establish a Terra Drone CCS which will focus on providing UAV solutions in the Middle East market.
NDTCCS counts some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the Middle East among its clients.
These include major national oil and gas companies like the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Oil Company, and Oman Oil Company.
With branches in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain that NDTCCS has, Terra Drone CCS will provide UAV inspection and testing services to a variety of sectors, including power line, utilities, renewables, telecommunications, and oil and gas facilities.
The company will also contribute to surveying activities and urban development using drones.
L.M. Murugan, group general manager at NDTCCS, commented: “Joining forces with Terra Drone will not only add value to our customers, but it would also spark a digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). By collaborating both companies’ technical expertise and experience, Terra Drone CCS will become a pioneer of emerging technologies like drones, Internet of Things, data analytics, and artificial intelligence in the region.”
Explaining his motivation toward the new joint venture establishment, Terra Drone Corporation CEO, Toru Tokushige, added: “Of the many NDT and inspection companies we came across, we were most impressed by the capabilities and track record of NDTCCS. The company is already a market leader in GCC and the best partner we could ask for to serve clients in this region. We look forward to bringing our leading technologies such as Terra UTM, Terra Wing, Terra LiDAR, 4G LTE drones, and our proprietary mapping software Terra Mapper to the region.”