Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles for industrial survey and inspection has today announced a strategic partnership with AAF International; the world leaders in gas turbine solutions for onshore and offshore industries.

This unique partnership will see Texo DSI incorporate specific and innovative UAV inspection service applications into planned operations and maintenance schedules for both existing and new turbine installations by AAF. The partnership will also give Texo DSI an extensive global expansion in terms of its operating sites and territories.

John Wood, Chief Operations Officer, Texo DSI said: “This is an exciting opportunity for both organisations. We have worked extremely hard to develop and bring to market what is the world’s most advanced fleet of UAV’s with integrated payload applications. A strategic partnership with an organisation of AAF’s stature further vindicates our position as the premier UAV provider for industrial survey and inspection applications.”

Dale Barry, European Business Manager, AAF International commented: “This strategic partnership highlights AAF’s commitment to disruptive technologies alongside Texo DSI’s position as the premier UAV services company in the world.”

Dale added: “As a business we are committed to challenging the norm and developing innovative solutions to help us and our clients operate more safely and efficiently. This partnership with Texo DSI will see us expand our current service offering and deliver even greater levels of flexibility in our operations and maintenance (O&M) work scopes. This will give us a unique offering on a global scale.”

Since its inception, Texo DSI has developed a sector-leading suite of UAV deployed survey and inspection services; bringing to market a number of world-first technologies including:

-          Survey-Grade LiDAR (sub 5mm precision Asset Information Modelling)

-          UT Thickness & spot location testing

-          Optical Gas Imaging (OGI)

-          Hyperspectral (for identification of hazardous materials)

-          UAV heavy lift & sky crane remote supply/drop

These have been deployed in tandem with the company’s other service lines including Close Visual Inspection, Thermographic and Internal UAV inspection.

Moreover, Texo DSI is currently developing novel UAV integrated solutions for a number of additional world firsts, including: ACFM & Phased Array (for surface crack detection & weld fatigue). Further details of these will be announced in the New Year. 

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