General – Drones
DroneQ Robotics, a Dutch pioneer in the field of Maritime Cargo Drone Delivery, is now ready for the next step: daily flights from Den Helder to an offshore production platform over a distance of 65 km with 10 kg of cargo.
For more than 3 years the company has gained the necessary experience and expertise to professionally carry out Drone Delivery for Ports, Offshore Oil and Gas and Offshore Wind.
DroneQ Robotics applied for the BVLOS permit to fly to offshore some time ago at the ILT and is waiting for the final decision to take off from Den Helder and Eemshaven.
For more than 2 years DroneQ Robotics is active in the METIP program ‘Long Distance Cargo Drone Network’, in close cooperation with the main logistics operators such as DHSS, and cooperation with knowledge institutes such as universities to carry out case studies and feasibility studies.
The company also works very closely with technology partners such as drone manufacturers such as Phoenix Wings, aviation/UAS legal consultancies such as AirHub, telecom organizations and many more stakeholders. Director John Troch said: “We analyze current logistics data from more than 2 years, which allows us to build solid business cases to determine the feasibility of drone delivery for ports and offshore energy.”
“We have also developed drone delivery processes and procedures that seamlessly integrate into the logistics chain processes in a very efficient way. For more than 2 years we have carried out hundreds of test drives for Drone Delivery in numerous national and international projects, ranging from Urban Air Mobility, drone delivery on offshore ships and inland vessels that were both anchored and sailing, for more than 1 year flying with hydrogen drones and flying on a daily basis with VTOL’s and various payload delivery systems. One flight worth mentioning is a BVLOS flight of over 52km with a cargo drone recently, and we’re ready to break our record soon!”