New drone-flight N. Sea platform inspection company takes off at Aberdeen airport

Drue Bremner, operations director, and Kieran Hope (right), managing director. Air Control Energy.
Drue Bremner, operations director, and Kieran Hope (right), managing director. Air Control Energy.

A new drone-flight inspection specialist to the oil and gas industry has launched in Aberdeen.

Based at Kirkhill industrial estate in Dyce, Air Control Energy provides a full range of inspection drones, each designed and manufactured in-house. Each UAV is bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.

Air Control Energy – which provides an alternative to traditional rope-based visual inspection work both on and offshore – will be exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) this week.

Led by managing director Kieran Hope and operations director Drue Bremner, Air Control Energy has a team of eight trained pilots who are all NDT or compEX qualified technicians.

The business expects to make an announcement in the new year regarding the addition of new technologies for advanced capability survey and inspection work delivered using UAVs.

Hope said: “We are genuinely excited about the opportunity to promote our ground-breaking solutions within the energy community and bridge gaps by bringing oil and gas professionals face-to-face with new technologies and business opportunities.

“We are looking forward to promoting two of our newly designed and manufactured un -manned flights, which are already being used to benefit clients’ operations both on and offshore. 

“With current market conditions, we have received a very positive response with companies across a broad range of sectors in need of cost-effective alternatives for essential inspection work, whilst ensuring safety continues to be of paramount importance.”

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