Terra Inspectioneering and Sitech Services Announce Strategic Alliance to seek for further improvement of inspection technologies


Signing ceremony – Wilbert Derks, Sitech and Steven Verver, Terra Inspectioneering

Terra Inspectioneering B.V.  and Sitech Services B.V. entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the next three years.  The main goal of this SLA is the deployment of innovative inspection technologies based on the latest robotic/drones technology at the Chemelot site.

Chemelot stands for a multi-user chemical/industrial site of over 800 hectares in Limburg, Netherlands. The representative of Sitech Services, Wilbert Derks mentioned: “Innovative inspections using robots and drones are becoming more and more accepted as an accredited inspection tool, replacing people entering confined spaces. Sitech’s engineers offer their knowledge and experience in what to inspect, where, using what methodology. We welcome Terra Inspectioneering as a preferred supplier in the field of supportive tooling.”

“After a long process of proving our capabilities as a robotics inspection service provider, we are happy to formalize this in a Service level agreement”, Steven Verver, representative of Terra Inspectioneering mentioned. 

Key drivers are: a safer and environmentally friendly work environment, higher uptimes and less costs. This can be achieved by: no longer let people entering confined spaces, no more working on heights, extending inspection interval, real-time data gathering for RBI predicting the maximum lifetime of assets.

Terra Inspectioneering will work with Sitech to conduct further research, development, and demonstrations using inspections robotics with different inspection instruments at the Chemelot site.

About Terra Inspectioneering

Terra Inspectioneering, a group company of Terra Drone, has developed the UT drone and implemented the Terra 3D Inspect cloud platform at Sitech. Terra Inspectioneering conducts the inspections according to international standards – EEMUA-159 and API-653. UT drone is a patented drone that can conduct UT (Ultrasonic Thickness) measurements. UT drones are used to execute inspections for storage tanks, chimneys, boilers/Incinerators, and vessels. Terra 3D Inspect is a full cloud-based platform for industrial inspection data. Services also include visual and thermal inspections and provided not only to throughout Europe, but also Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan. 

About Sitech Services

Sitech Services is a specialized group of 250 engineers, including expertise as inspection, integrity, static and materials & corrosion engineers, combined with process engineers and RBI specialists. Sitech Services pilots the latest on-line NDO techniques and is front runner in combining new techniques also using drones and robotics and advise customers how to interpret the results and visualize these data.

About Terra Drone Corporation

Terra Drone, founded in 2016, is the world’s largest provider of industrial drone solutions. The headquarter is locate in Japan and the offices are across Japan. Overseas operations are conducted mainly in Europe and Southeast Asia. Terra Drone was ranked as the world’s second largest industrial drone service company in the “Drone Service Company World Ranking 2021” by Drone Industry Insights, a global drone market research organization, and raised 1.51 billion yen in Series A funding in February 2021.