Robotics/unmanned systems

Cyberhawk Secures 5-Year Multimillion-Dollar Software Contract With Shell

iHawk, Cyberhawk’s cloud-based asset visualization software, will become Shell’s next-generation visualization software platform for all onshore, offshore, and subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects.

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Drone-based inspection company Cyberhawk announced that it has secured a 5-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with Royal Dutch Shell.

iHawk, Cyberhawk’s cloud-based asset visualization software, will become Shell’s next-generation visualization software platform for all onshore, offshore, and subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects.

The contract follows the successful integration of iHawk at a large-scale construction project in the US, where it is now being used by more than 800 monthly users. iHawk also has been rolled out at sites in the UK, Central America, and Africa.

Cyberhawk, which has been working with Shell since 2012, will support the supermajor’s digital-transformation strategy, providing a central platform for all digital and visual data sources. Additionally, iHawk will provide a fully enabled Internet-of-things solution by integrating third-party sensors and application programming interfaces specifically developed for Shell.

Following the completion of Shell’s first-in-class drone audit earlier in June, the contract accompanies Cyberhawk’s global aviation authorization within Shell. This permits drone-based inspections and surveys across all Shell facilities and marks Cyberhawk as the first and only drone operator to be approved to work on all Shell sites globally.

Chris Fleming, chief executive officer of Cyberhawk, said, “We are particularly proud of the collaborative relationship we have built with Shell, which has seen us provide a software solution that can be quickly adopted and adapted for a variety of assets, across many sectors including construction, upstream, downstream, or subsea.

“This contract is further validation of the strength of our iHawk software solution, which has already been deployed by a number of customers to transform the way they manage their critical energy infrastructure across multiple sectors including oil and gas, electrical utilities and renewables. This deal further establishes our ability to set the gold standard in terms of data collection and asset management solutions.”