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Terra Drone opens Angola branch due to high demand from oil and gas industry

Terra Drone Angola has already won contracts to provide high-quality UAV inspection services to major oil and gas companies in Africa

Tokyo, Japan – May 10, 2019 – Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation (CEO: Toru Tokushige), one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has extended its commitment to the African region by setting up a new branch, Terra Drone Angola. The decision to establish a permanent presence in Angola came after receiving multiple contracts from major oil and gas companies in West Africa.

Terra Drone Angola will cater to oil and gas industry in Africa
Takumi Shiokawa (left), Director, Terra Drone Angola with Noryvaldo de Almeida, Business Development Manager, Terra Drone Angola

Terra Drone’s expertise in drone-based flare inspection, thermal analysis, thermal leak detection, gas detection, and structural inspection allows it to provide high-quality data to oil and gas companies at a low cost. A major advantage of using drones for oil and gas industry is that unmanned technologies eliminate the need for any scaffolding and rope access or even costly shutdown of process plants.

Terra Drone Corporation is convinced that Angola has great potential in the commercial UAV market and the establishment of this new entity reinforces the company’s commitment to the Africa region. Takumi Shiokawa, Director, Terra Drone Angola, says, “The country is rich in both mineral resources like diamonds and underground resources like oil. The country is the second largest oil and gas producing nation in Africa. The economy of Angola is growing rapidly, and it is expected that the demand for topographic survey and inspection of oil and gas facilities and infrastructure development will increase significantly.”

As part of Terra Drone Corporation’s vast network of group companies, the new branch is well positioned to diversify its services beyond the oil and gas sector and offer solutions to all sectors of the Angolan economy as well as throughout Africa. Terra Drone Corporation envisions the Angola branch as its African technology base.

Noryvaldo de Almeida, Business Development Manager, Terra Drone Angola, says, “Offshore inspection expertise, cutting-edge UAV technologies, and extensive local knowledge will enable us to expand our customer base rapidly. We will contribute to local economic development through the provision of topographic survey services and equipment inspection services using drones.”

Terra Drone is known in the drone industry for its strategic collaborations with cutting-edge technology companies. Terra Drone already has more than 25 group companies in its network and this number is only growing. If you also want to support Terra Drone in its quest to generate aerial innovations that have a great impact on the society, write to info.en@terra-drone.co.jp to learn more.

Terra Drone Angola will cater to oil and gas industry in Africa
Terra Drone Europe (formerly Skeye) working on FPSO inspection in Angola

■ About Terra Drone Corporation
Terra Drone Corporation is one of the world’s largest industrial drone service companies with more than 500 employees, established in 2016. The company’s head office is located in Tokyo, Japan, with 25+ branches globally throughout APAC, the European Union, South America, and now Africa. Terra Drone provides innovative industrial drone technologies empowered with LiDAR and photogrammetric surveying methods for construction, electricity, energy, and oil and gas sectors. Terra Drone specializes in high-performance hardware, cutting-edge software, drone services, and drone traffic management systems (UTM).

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For more information, contact:
Terra Drone Angola
Tel: +244 927 702 555
Email: info@terra-drone.co.ao
Terra Drone Website: https://www.terra-drone.net/global/

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