New milestone for Bilfinger Nordics drone services


Bilfinger Nordics is now re-certified by the Civil Aviation Authority as a European drone operator.

The drone inspections started in 2018, mainly as a supplementary service for inspection of the building mass at Hydro Aluminium’s large factory on Karmøy. However, Bilfinger Nordics has recently managed to develop drone activity further to other customers and market segments as well.

- We are experiencing increasing interest in the drone services Bilfinger Nordics offers, and we have already had constructive dialogue with several of our major customers about this topic. For visual inspection of potentially falling objects and not least the development of corrosion in more inaccessible areas, drones are an effective alternatives to the more traditional ways of performing such inspections, says Leif Helge Eriksen, director of business development.

The recertification gives Bilfinger Nordic's permission to carry out flight missions across Europe.

Bilfinger Nordics have already performed flight missions at several locations, among others Melkøya Hammerfest, Ineos Rafnes and ExxonMobil at Slagentangen.