ARIES becomes first Middle East firm certified by ABS for drone inspection

Drones, UAV, Inspection, NDT

ARIES oilfield services is now the Middle East’s first  establishment to be approved and certified for remote drone inspection for ships and offshore units by ABS. Considered as an alternative means of access, remote inspections using drones can facilitate efficient surveillance for the marine & offshore industry.

ABS granted this certification after undertaking office audits and witnessing satisfactory demonstration surveys on-board ABS classed vessels. Data was captured using drones for external leg inspection of MODU and internal condition assessments of tanks as well. ABS Surveyors certified that the live data captured as images and videos using the drones will be of use to make efficient decisions during the execution of classification and statutory surveys for both ships and offshore units.

"With this certification, we have not just inched one step closer to improving our range of services but have also updated our efficiency to execute survey tasks," said Sohan Roy, Aries' founder and CEO. "All our 78 sub divisions offering services are working with a proven R&D model we launched based on efficiency management system. The introduction of drones will enable efficient review for surveying in accessible locations. We are thankful to ABS for working very closely with us by providing all guidance on each stage of this certification. We are now in to comprehensive Visual Asset Management Platform with the support of various advanced engineering & inspection techniques like drones, rope access,3d scanning & other advanced  NDT methods."

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