Netherlands-based Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS), a supplier of UAV inspections in the maritime industry, has created Global Drone Inspection (GDI) to focus on the drone and ROV element of the business
GDI will sit alongside RIMS, but with a different service portfolio offering. The new company will provide all the services around inspections of assets by drones and ROVs, including 3D modelling, while RIMS will continue to support clients with the development and integration of new technologies within their maintenance strategies.
RIMS chief executive David Knukkel, who will also serve as CEO of GDI, said “With GDI, we aim to provide a centre of expertise in remote inspection technology which can be easily found by clients who need a specialist in this domain.
“GDI will build on the experience and success of RIMS which was set up in 2015. In last five years, RIMS has brought the drone service to a professional level, and was the first maritime class-approved service provider, supporting surveyors with the inspection of ship structures, mobile offshore units and confined spaces using remote inspection technology, and it is our intention to replicate this level of success for GDI.”
GDI is looking to strengthen its portfolio in line with future trends through partnership creation with well recognised partners and service suppliers, offering a total package for inspections, non-destructive testing measurements, presentation of information and repairs.
RIMS has previously received class approval from DNV GL and the Indian Register of shipping for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces.
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