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New Alliance Optimizes Asset Management Using UAV Technology


September 25, 2018, Calgary, New Orleans, LA, USA and Calgary, Alberta, Canada- DCL Rigging & Mooring (DCL) and Aerostar Drone Solutions Inc. have created an alliance to shake up traditional Asset Management and Engineering Inspection Service Markets in North America. Together they intend to dramatically lower the cost of conducting engineering surveys & inspection engagements by utilizing advanced, multiple-imaging sensors on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).

Darren Jackson, President of Aerostar, clarified: “We are using our 50 years of combined industry and engineering experience to develop alternative inspection techniques utilizing UAV technology. Over the last 2 years Aerostar has proven to our customers that UAV technology will not only significantly reduce the risk to people but also provides a low-cost alternative to conventional inspection practices. We have developed industry leading UAV inspections services that directly supports the Asset Integrity efforts ongoing with our customers. Some of these services include Live Flare Stack Inspections, Confined Space Internal Inspections, Heat Loss Surveys, Corrosion Under Insulation Inspections (CUI), Pipeline ROW Inspections and much more. We have proven that UAV technology can typically save a client between 50 to 75% on mandatory engineering inspections for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refinery and Offshore Industries,” continued Jackson.

Cody Schnuriger, President of DCL, added: “In order to offset top-line losses from the late-2014 collapse in oil prices, many companies shifted their focus towards Innovation in Operational Efficiencies, or Smart Operational Programs.” Cody elaborated that: “This alliance is another example of DCL offering a new technology to help facilitate safe and efficient O&G operations, in a changing world – Aerostar is a pioneer in applying UAV imaging solutions to solve complex engineering questions and DCL has a 70+ year history of providing customers with safe, high-quality solutions (recent examples include, DCL collaboration with WCS to create the Synthetic Rope Socket, or InfoChip Asset Management Solutions). We, at DCL, are excited to align ourselves with a safety and process-oriented technology partner such as Aerostar!”

Billy Turner, Sales Director of DCL added: “DCL is excited at the opportunity to create new partnerships & customers in a market that’s growing at more than a 35% compounded annual rate! We have a recently augmented sales team that is just “itching” to talk about and deliver innovative inspection & asset management solutions to their customers and create a little disruption in the marketplace. Combined with new leadership in our operational organization, DCL is on track for a banner year!”

For more information on how Aerostar & DCL can create memorable savings within your company call DCL at 504-944-3366.

Media contacts:

For Aerostar Drone Solutions, Darren Jackson, 587.577.1565,

For DCL Mooring & Rigging, Kevin Ritschel, 504.944.3366,

New Alliance Optimizes Asset Management Using UAV Technology

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