Employee on offshore platform with drone

Drones at work

Drones film every corner of a drilling rig, from the crane to the fire tower — without any climbing
published a year ago
Photo: Bilfinger
A drone’s daily work routine (Foto: Bilfinger)

You can’t see all the damage to a drilling rig at first glance. Offshore drilling platforms are exposed to wind, rain, and saltwater 24 hours a day. These forces severely corrode platforms and their supply lines, and the damage often occurs in places that are out of sight and hard to reach. But a drone like the Falcon 8 doesn’t miss a thing. It delivers high-resolution images of corrosion damage wherever it has occurred. The use of drones for offshore inspection not only reduces risks for employees but also saves time, resources, and costs.

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