From Oil Platforms to Wind Farms. The energy sector in the UK covers everything from renewable energy like solar and wind to oil & gas, off-shore oil platforms, gas pipelines, power plants and electrical powerlines.

And through all these individual aspects of the energy sector, there is a constant demand and requirement for maintenance inspections and surveys.

With the advancement of aerial drones and underwater ROV inspection vehicles, we are helping to change the way that companies in the energy sector are carrying out visual inspection and surveys.


What energy sectors do we cover?

  • Oil Platforms
  • Flare Stacks
  • Powerlines
  • Hydro Electric Dams
  • Wind Turbines
  • Solar Panels

energy sector drone surveys

Aerial Drone Surveys

Aerial drone surveys are a vital part of the regular maintenance and inspection of key elements of the energy sector. Previous to the use of drone surveys, visual inspections were conducted by teams of rope access and ‘at height’ access crews and would require costly scaffolding set up and crucially, production downtime to conduct the surveys safely. This all adds up to high inspection costs.

wind farm drone surveys

Drone surveys are changing this because they can provide a superior inspection service, capturing data from vantage points that are simply not possible with conventional methods. All while being faster, safer and more cost effective than traditional methods. And the icing on the cake, no need to shut down production.

confined spaces drone inspection

Underwater Drone Inspection

While aerial inspections cover so much of the energy sector, there are some aspects that require underwater ROV inspection. From underwater powerlines and ship hull inspection to hydro electric dam water ducts. Where once these would require underwater scuba teams, this can all now be carried out by our underwater drone inspection vehicles.

And with out Access Boat, we can even provide drone inspections for far out oil platforms.

our underwater inspection drone

The company behind the service

At Balmore, we are an award winning drone survey provider covering land, sea and aerial inspection. Based in Glasgow, we cover all of Scotland and the North of England. We have always reinvested in our team and our equipment, knowing that as the needs and demands of the energy sector grow, so too does the need to maintain regular and detailed inspections of key energy sector facilities. We have positioned ourselves as one of the leading drone survey providers in the country focused on key inspection and survey services for the main sectors of energy, utilities and infrastructure.

We have tailored our services to meet the unique demands of our clients and whether it is one of drone survey requirements or scheduled maintenance inspections that are required for safety and insurance purposes, we are both dynamic and flexible in how we can offer our services.

drone inspection of powerlines

Find out more

The easiest way to find out more about our drone surveys is to get in touch. You can speak directly to one of our inspection team to discuss your unique requirements and we can answer any and all questions you may have.

Call our Glasgow Head Office by calling 0141 370 4037 or email info@balmore-ltd.co.uk to arrange a suitable time for a call back.