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Bilfinger, Shell and partners hold industry-first LiDAR drone trial at Bacton Gas Terminal

19 July 2021

Bilfinger and leading commercial drone providers RUAS with Heliguy, have completed an industry-first trial of pioneering L1 LiDAR sensor drone technology at Shell UK’s Bacton Gas Plant.

On behalf of DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, RUAS approached Bilfinger to source a client who could facilitate a UK-first drone inspection with its new Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor, the DJI Zenmuse L1.

Mounted to DJI’s latest commercial drone platform, the Matrice M300 RTK, the L1 provides real-time 3D data, efficiently capturing the details of complex structures. This comprehensive data provides highly accurate measurements for digital twin creation to enable predictive maintenance and inspection. Read more…

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