Wilhelmsen inks agreement for drone delivery of 3D printed spares

Wilhelmsen is aiming to deliver 3D printed spare parts to ships by drones under a new agreement with F-drones in Singapore.

Wilhelmsen Marine Products division has inked an MOU with F-drones, which is developing high capacity drones and the only provider currently authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to execute drone deliveries Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) to vessels at anchorage.

Hakon Ellekjaer, head of venture, 3D Printing, Wilhelmsen said, “Exploring safe, reliable and inexpensive alternatives for last mile delivery of our 3D printed parts to our customers is key for us moving forward. F-Drones is actively developing a solution and their ambitions are very much aligned with our own, to disrupt the existing supply chain and offer a service that is faster, cheaper and greener.”

 

Source: Seatrade Maritime News

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