Sky-Futures and Global Energy Group partner to bring advanced drone inspection to the energy industry


Global Energy Group, Scotland’s leading energy service company and Sky-Futures, world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services announced today a strategic partnership to offer an end-to-end UAV inspection services to a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Renewables (Onshore / Offshore Wind), Utilities, Civils etc.

Drawing on Global Energy Group’ vast experience as an energy sector-leading service company and Sky-Futures’ cutting-edge, drone-based approach to industrial inspection, this joint effort will provide clients a suite of services that will deliver cost-saving and time-efficient solutions with a blended inspection capability combining drones, experienced inspectors and artificial intelligence-powered data platform and data analytics tools.

The partnership has seen 3 Global Energy Group Inspectors, trained by Sky-Futures experienced instructors last month as drone Camera Operators at the Sky-Futures Training Academy. In this short time, Sky-Futures and Global Energy Group integrated teams have already successfully deployed to Singapore and Italy.

James Harrison, co-founder and CEO at Sky-Futures, comments: “This partnership provides Sky-Futures and Global Energy Group’s client base unrivalled flexibility and depth of service in the marketplace. We are already successfully delivering client project internationally leveraging the strength of both companies and maximising the benefits to our clients.”

Stuart Paterson, Managing Director at Global Energy Group adds: “Through this collaboration, we have a unique product that will bring true efficiencies to our clients in the delivery of UAV inspection services to a wide range of industries”.

About Global Energy Group

Based in Scotland and working worldwide, the Global Energy Group is a highly successful, award-winning energy sector service group.

The oil and gas industry is one of Scotland’s biggest success stories and a vital component of its continued economic growth. Adapting expertise and experience gained from the Scottish Highland’s 40-year involvement with oil and gas production, Global Energy has developed sector-leading services to meet the demands of the 21st-century international energy industry and have successfully exported these skill-sets around the world. Global Energy’s business proposition is to make our customers’ assets more profitable by reducing risks in construction and reducing asset downtime through effective integrity and maintenance solutions.

About Sky-Futures

The Sky-Futures mission is to improve safety and reduce risk across industries by enabling enterprises to harness the power of drone-driven data collection, analysis and storage.

Since 2009, Sky-Futures has established itself as the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to the global industrial markets. This expertise, operational knowledge and experience have been employed to develop ground-breaking software, sensor and technology solutions for the drone-based industrial inspection market. This leading-edge technology is being used today by clients looking to harness the power of drone-driven data collection and analysis.

Sky-Futures’ end-to-end enterprise solutions including training packages, services and software solutions enable enterprises to perform safe and cost-effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Oil and Gas; Renewables; Utilities; Power and Civil Engineering.

Sky-Futures is operating in 27 countries with customers in the UK, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, North America, and Africa. The business is headquartered in London with offices in Houston, TX in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Abu Dhabi in UAE and Aberdeen in Scotland.