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DEWA enhances drone fleet to aid in infrastructure

Part of its Sirb imitative, DEWA’s drones are equipped with a number of advanced and upgradable technologies

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has expanded the capabilities of its drone fleet as part of its Sirb initiative.

Supporting the Emirate’s infrastructure, DEWA’s drone fleet have been deployed across a variety of projects including topographic surveys, thermal inspections, and photovoltaic panel maintenance.

A mixture of fixed-wing to multi-rotor designs, the drones can also be deployed to search for and identify oil spills, collecting samples within a 20km radius.

The latest drone designs adopted as part of the Sirib initiative come equipped with a number of advanced and upgradable technologies. These include night-vision technologies, GPS sensors and ultrasound scanning.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commented: “DEWA uses drone technology in its Sirb initiative, to improve its operational efficiency, and provide seamless and easy-to-use services according to the highest international standards, to make everyone happier.”

He added: “This supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the UAE as an international centre for developing drone technologies and a global hub for civilian drone applications, to enhance the services provided to society.”

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