Terra Drone inks JV to deliver solutions in the Middle East
Tokyo-headquartered industrial drone solutions company Terra Drone, has entered into an investment agreement with NDT Corrosion Control Services, a Saudi company which has been providing nondestructive testing and inspection services.
With this agreement, Terra Drone and NDTCCS will establish a new joint venture, Terra Drone CCS, focusing on the Middle East market.
NDTCCS caters to numerous oil and gas companies in the Middle East. These include major national oil and gas companies like the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Oil Company, and Oman Oil Company to name but a few. With branches in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain that NDTCCS has, Terra Drone CCS will provide UAV inspection and testing services to a variety of sectors, including power line, utilities, renewables, telecommunications, and oil and gas facilities. The company will also contribute to surveying activities and urban development using drones.
With Terra Drone’s technology, Terra Drone CCS will be able to cater to its client base in a much more time- and cost-efficient manner. Terra Drone CCS will also utilise the technology stack of Terra Inspectioneering – Terra Drone Corporation’s newest branch which performs visual and ultrasonic inspections using proprietary drone technologies.
L.M. Murugan, group general manager, NDTCCS, said “Joining forces with Terra Drone will not only add value to our customers, but it would also spark a digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the GCC. By collaborating both companies’ technical expertise and experience, Terra Drone CCS will become a pioneer of emerging technologies like drones, Internet of Things, data analytics, and artificial intelligence in the region.”
Terra Drone Corporation CEO, Toru Tokushige, said, “NDTCCS is already a market leader in GCC and the best partner we could ask for to serve clients in this region. We look forward to bringing our leading technologies such as Terra UTM, Terra Wing, Terra LiDAR, 4G LTE drones, and our proprietary mapping software Terra Mapper to the region.”