Cyberhawk Innovations announces double shortlisting for Offshore Achievement Awards

16 Jan 2017

Cyberhawk Innovations is delighted to be recognised as a finalist at the 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards for the categories Safety Innovation and Export Achievement.

The world leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as drones, continues to pioneer the use of this technology to conduct close up inspections of live and difficult to reach structures.

The company has been named as a finalist for the Safety Innovation award as a result of its UAV inspection solution for the internal inspection of tanks and confined spaces in the offshore oil and gas industry.

In 2015, Cyberhawk carried out the world’s first inspection of an internal storage tank on board a Maersk FPSO in the UKCS, successfully launching a new service to the global oil and gas and shipping industry.

The company’s track record proves that this technique dramatically reduces safety risks, can incur savings into seven figures and is at least 2-4 times faster than traditional inspection methods.

Similarly, the shortlisting for the Export Achievement award draws upon Cyberhawk’s original approach to successfully deliver its inspection solution to international markets, proving that UAV technology is a viable option for inspection in the oil and gas and renewables sector. These markets include mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.


Chris Fleming, CEO at Cyberhawk, said: “The whole team is honoured to have been shortlisted for both prestigious industry awards, which is testament to our engineering pedigree and determination to take an idea and develop an entirely new market.

“We created this industry almost ten years ago and since undertaking the world’s first inspections of assets such as flares and wind turbines, we realised that this untapped market had huge global potential.

“Since then we have worked in more than 25 countries, the majority of which have been the country’s very first UAV oil and gas inspection. We are proud to have our technology recognised by the industry on a global scale and look forward to the ceremony in March.”

Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, the annual awards celebrate pioneering technology and safety innovation, and exceptional individual and company performance in the oil and gas and renewables sector. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 23 March, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen.