Drone Delivery to Off-Shore Drilling Platforms: Skyports Partners with Equinor
Skyports and Equinor have partnered to trial drone delivery to off-shore drilling platforms.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb
Skyports Drone Services, a UK-based drone logistics company, and Equinor, a Norweigan energy firm, have partnered up for a new trial program that will see electric drones delivering supplies and other cargo to off-shore drilling platforms in the North Sea. The two-month flight program, launched in early September, is the first daily offshore delivery project piloted from dry land. Skyports has already completed dozens of cargo runs, and is scheduled to complete hundreds more before the project winds up, delivering supplies like spare parts, equipment, and care packages. Both companies hope electric drones might be a solution to the recurring issues of North Sea logistics, including the punishing weather conditions and often limited visibility. Both companies also touted the environmentally friendly nature of the UAV transports, which…