Sterlite Grid, Shaper Shape alliance to bring UAV technology to power transmission

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Private independent transmission systems developer Sterlite Grid and Finnish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions provider Shaper Shape have entered into a partnership to deliver technologies for the power transmission industry.

Sterlite Grid and Shaper Shape alliance will help transmission line operators to reduce project delivery time and increase power systems uptime.

“We are glad to have partnered with the company that has done pioneering work in utilising drones for infrastructure projects. India has a tremendous requirement to improve the construction-speed, and operating-efficiency of transmission systems,” said Sterlite Grid vice chairman Pratik Agarwal in a statement.

The agreement was inked in the presence of Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila in Mumbai on Sunday.

“We are confident that our partnership will add tremendous value to the Indian power sector and we will play our role in delivering 24X7 power for all,” said Shaper Shape chairman Samuel Salmenlinna in the statement.

Under the agreement, Sterlite Grid will set up operations for all customer facing activities while technology provider Shaper Shape will offer software solutions, technical know-how and other required capabilities, the statement added.

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