Strat Aero plc LON:AERO an international aerospace company focused on the rapidly emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector, this morning announced that its 100% owned subsidiary Geocurve has been selected as a specialist surveying partner by Integrated Water Services Ltd (‘IWS’), a leading services provider to the UK water sector. As a specialist surveying partner, Geocurve will provide UAV, bathymetric and conventional surveying services for a number of Monitoring & Evaluation projects which IWS carries out each year as part of its 5+5 Framework Contract with Northumbrian Water worth circa GBP8-10m per year.
Geocurve, a specialist in providing survey and inspection services using UAVs, as well as using ground- and water-based survey equipment, is already a direct preferred supplier for Northumbrian Water’s annual maintenance programmes, having successfully completed multiple surveys over the past year. Being selected by IWS as a partner will increase Geocurve’s involvement and revenues from these ongoing programmes, and is in line with the Company’s strategy to focus on its key areas of expertise: Survey and Inspection via Geocurve; and its Training and Education Division.
Gary Nel, Managing Director of Geocurve, said: “We are excited to be working in partnership with such a prestigious company as IWS and I believe we will add value to their already exceptional expertise. While working with IWS has the potential to generate revenues in the region of GBP30k-GBP60k per year for Geocurve, importantly it further cements our standing as a leading provider of integrated surveying and inspection services, which covers data capture, analysis and modelling. This has already seen Geocurve win high-profile contracts such as the Thames Estuary Asset Management Team2100 Project along with two prestigious awards including the Environment Agency’s Project Excellence Awards for innovation. As the partnership with IWS demonstrates, the unrivalled combination of our UAV flight proficiency and our state-of-the-art analytics techniques, which is a major differentiator compared to our peers, is generating a growing pipeline of business with major blue-chip companies and government agencies.”
Mr Ian Cutter, Contract Manager for IWS, said: “We are delighted to be working with Geocurve and look forward to utilising new technologies in surveying to assist with our projects.”