TEKEVER, the European market leader in advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has been chosen by AERIAL ROBOTIX, Nigeria’s leading UAS operator, for environmental monitoring of oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria.
Based out of their client’s facility, TEKEVER’s AR3 carries out 6-hour flight missions six days a week at distances of up to 85km from the GCS (ground station) and provides live feedback imagery through TEKEVER’s ATLAS software direct to the client over an area of more than 30.,000km2. Since the service began in late 2022, the AR3 has flown more than 500 hours, covering over 41,000km and detected more than 400 points of interest (POIs).
The partnership between TEKEVER and AERIAL ROBOTIX is impacting the local economy in a positive manner, as local operators have successfully undergone training.
The training program will continue to support the local community while generating new jobs and career opportunities in the high-tech industry.
Ricardo Mendes, CEO of TEKEVER, said: “It is an exciting time for TEKEVER, as we grow our customer base in the energy sector, and expand our presence in Africa. Our cutting-edge technology provides our clients with real-time intelligence over their critical infrastructure and its surroundings. This has already been proved to be extremely valuable in identifying potential threats to operations.”
Kolapo Sodeinde of Aerial Robotix said: “Together with TEKEVER, we can access hard-to-reach and dangerous areas to conduct inspections on behalf of our client. This technology is more reliable and advanced than conventional manned inspection teams.”
TEKEVER is currently at Xponential 2023 in Denver, USA, exhibiting its technologies at stand 4620.
About Aerial Robotix
Aerial Robotix was formed in 2016 to provide UAV Inspections, Surveys, Surveillance, and Mapping services in the West African region.
With the increasing amount of assets and demand within Nigeria, both onshore and offshore, Aerial Robotix provides both safe and efficient methods of inspecting hazardous, difficult-to-reach locations, resulting in increased safety, cost, and time-saving benefits for our clients who including Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and TOTAL Energies
TEKEVER delivers real-time intelligence across ultra-wide areas, providing customers with the most advanced and flexible solutions. These comprise both “as-a-service”, and “self-reliant” adoption options. TEKEVER UAS are capable of flying up to 20 hours continuously and use a wide combination of sensors to deliver an unprecedented value proposition. Payload packages are designed to support each specific mission, and may include EO and IR cameras, Synthetic Aperture Radars, multiple types of SIGINT sensors, among other options. Built around an artificial intelligence (AI)-centric platform that combines edge AI, satellite communications, and cloud computing, TEKEVER UAS provide customers with real-time intelligence and advanced analytics over simple-to-use, and globally accessible, web and mobile interfaces.
TEKEVER has engineering and production facilities in Portugal and in the United Kingdom and works closely with a global partner network to provide local support to customers worldwide. For more information, please go to www.tekever.com.