Surbana Jurong and AeroLion Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further develop unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies for the built and natural environment. The MOU was signed recently at the Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 in Singapore.
Under the agreement, the partners will jointly develop UAV solutions for various project applications, including land reclamation, workplace safety, site progression and fault detection in enclosed areas such as buildings and tunnels. Surbana Jurong aims to integrate these UAV solutions into its current processes to further increase its productivity.
At the same time, combining real-world data from Surbana Jurong’s operations with the UAV’s artificial intelligence platforms will allow Surbana Jurong to offer advance data-driven UAV solutions to its global clients.
The partnership brings together Surbana Jurong’s expertise and experience in planning, design and engineering in the global urban and infrastructure sectors, with AeroLion Technologies’ expertise in UAV technologies that are focused on the building and construction sector.
UAVs are one of several technologies transforming the engineering and construction industry. Its use not only boosts productivity, but also reduces overall project time and costs, provides more accurate data readings in shorter time and improves worker safety.
Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, "As a leader in urban and infrastructure consulting, Surbana Jurong is committed to leverage technology to improve efficiencies in our work and value-add for our clients. We have a dedicated Digital Management Office to drive technology applications throughout the Group. Surbana Jurong already uses UAVs as part of our project processes, from conducting inspections and surveillance, high-precision data collection as well as security-led activities by our subsidiary AETOS. Our collaboration with AeroLion Technologies will further ensure our leadership in the area of UAV applications.”
AeroLion Technologies is a leader in the application of UAV in infrastructure inspection and warehouse management. The company has strong foundations in Artificial Intelligence (AI), UAV automation and advanced flight operations, and is slated to launch novel solutions for the built environment, following the success of its recent autonomous tunnel inspection UAV platforms.
Dr Wang Fei, CEO of AeroLion Technologies added, “At AeroLion Technologies, we always offer users a holistic solution that can benefit them in all areas. We develop entire UAV hardware and software for different needs as well as carry out class leading flight operations using existing UAV technology. By collaborating with Surbana Jurong, we aim to share our UAV expertise in the built environment while learning from one of the best in this industry.”