Texo DSI Appoint New Head of Nuclear

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner operators of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rob Watts Bsc (hons) Ph.D as the company’s commercial development manager for the nuclear sector.

Rob will head up the company’s dedicated nuclear services division and will be responsible for developing strategic relationships within the UK and overseas nuclear sectors.

Rob Watts has over 25 years’ experience in IT, GIS and site survey services. He is a CAA licenced drone pilot and holds UK Security Clearance for working in some of the most challenging and sensitive industries including nuclear and offshore oil & gas.

He has held a number of senior positions including commercial and managing director posts within information and technology companies. He joins Texo DSI from Taw Associates – a GIS and data-modelling consultancy specialising in the nuclear sector.

John Wood Chief Operations Officer, Texo DSI commented: “I am delighted to welcome Rob on board at Texo. Someone with his expertise in the nuclear sector is a real coup for us and he will be instrumental in helping us expand our existing footprint in this important market.”

Dr Rob Watts said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have followed Texo’s developments closely over the last year and have been astounded at both their ambition as a company and the level of investment made in the most advanced UAV-integrated survey and inspection sensors in the world. They really are in a unique position in the marketplace and are the premier UAV service provider for the nuclear sector.”

Texo DSI offers clients in the nuclear sector a dedicated operational unit with sector specific personnel, security and information systems as well as dedicated fleet and technology – all of which sensitive to the unique nature of the sector.

The company’s specialist UAV survey and inspection services for the nuclear sector include:

-Building & Asset Information Modelling (BAIM)

-Survey-Grade LiDAR

-Close Visual Inspection (CVI)

-Asset Integrity Inspection

-Internal Structure & Confined Space Inspection (inc hazardous areas)

-HAZMAT Detection

-UAV Integrated UT

-Thermographic

-Optical Gas Imaging (OGI)

Since its inception, the precision data acquisition specialist has made a multi-million pounds investment in a fleet of the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and associated cameras and sensors for industrial survey and inspection as well as development and implementation of the very best process and quality management systems. Texo DSI has also been recognised for bringing to market a number of world-first UAV-integrated technologies.