23 September 2023
Huisman, a Dutch offshore crane maker has recently launched a drone inspection service for cranes, drilling, and pipelay equipment.
Huisman, a Dutch offshore crane maker has recently launched a drone inspection service for cranes, drilling, and pipelay equipment. The service will be available in the Netherlands, Singapore, China, the USA, and Brazil.
The company has extended its service portfolio with drone inspections based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and high-resolution camera technology to offer advanced levels of safety, visibility, and efficiency in its clients’ equipment maintenance procedures.
“By performing a remote visual inspection with a qualified drone pilot, there is no need for scaffolding, thus removing the requirement for people to access hazardous locations. Not only does this process improve safety, but it also offers a faster approach to inspection, enabling repair and maintenance work to commence sooner,”Huisman
Together with H3 Zoom, Huisman established the specialized ‘Equipment Inspector’ AI software to rapidly analyze collected data and thus create a detailed report that indicates whether the inspected assets need to be repaired urgently or in the future.
“With this highly accurate way of reporting, repairs and maintenance works can be better prioritized, scheduled, and budgeted,”Huisman
“We are very proud to have launched our drone inspection service, which enables our clients to safely inspect their assets with full coverage, quick turnaround, and at lower cost. This new service is a valuable addition to our existing service portfolio, enabling us to support our clients’ operations worldwide and optimize safety, uptime, and performance of their equipment.”Martijn Reissenweber, Director Huisman Services
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