JANUARY 22nd , 2021 – Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned has been contracted by Equinor to study how Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) could be used in an offshore airspace both between installations, vessels, in search and rescue (SAR) operations, to/from shore and more.
The study will identify suitable solutions for comprehensive operational testing during the summer of 2021, and will focus on the autonomous integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in an unmanned traffic management (UTM) airspace, autonomous flight and landings systems, identification of available technology and regulatory requirements.
Vice President of Logistics and Robotization at Nordic Unmanned, Pål Kristensen states: “We are honoured to continue our work with Equinor to implement Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to increase safety & efficiency, create increased data value and reduce carbon footprint. In 2020 we created aviation history together, when we completed the world’s first logistics operation with a drone to an offshore installation. This next phase is an important step in the right direction towards a full scale implementation of autonomous Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in the offshore oil and gas industry, and we are excited to be selected for this opportunity. This continues to be a game changer! “
About Nordic Unmanned
Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading expertise, to assist both public and private customers in the transition to unmanned technology. The focus is to support demanding clients by collecting time-critical data with the use of unmanned technology. Founded in 2014, the company has offices in Sandnes, Oslo, and Frankfurt, and has quickly become one of Europe’s leading providers of unmanned systems and services, with operations across the continent.The company is ISO 9001-2015 certified by DNV-GL for the operation, maintenance and sales of unmanned systems and sensor technology. For more information visit nordicunmanned.com