TasWater deploys drones in $15m dam project using Propeller Technology
Tasmania’s statewide water corporation TasWater has deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a major $15 million upgrade of the Ridgeway Dam.
“The drones we used were from a company called Aerial Vision Australia in Hobart. They collected visual and survey information, then passed it on to Propeller Aerobotics, a company that specialises in drone technologies and software capable of providing high-quality, cost-effective aerial data.
Project director Fraser White, aims to collect data ahead of construction works to extend the productive life of the historic water storage facility now 100 years old.
The TasWater deployment follows trials by the agency’s Victorian counterpart, Melbourne Water, which used the technology for civil infrastructure inspections.