Cyberhawk has signed an agreement with Shamal Technologies to transform the way major construction projects are managed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Shamal Technologies is a geospatial company that delivers end-to-end data acquisition, visualization and analytics solutions that can reduce operational risk. The company is the first in Saudi Arabia to develop solutions that integrate artificial intelligence technology with unmanned systems.
Cyberhawk is a world leader in visual data solutions for energy infrastructure and capital projects. The United Kingdom firm captures images of critical infrastructure using drone technology, which is analyzed using Cyberhawk’s cloud-based visualization software, iHawk.
What are the specifics of the partnership?
As part of the agreement, both parties will combine data acquisition and analytics expertise to launch a powerful Visual Intelligence solution for major capital projects in Saudi Arabia.
Shamal Online, the name given to the new data management and visualization platform, will be powered by iHawk. Cyberhawk will also provide technical knowledge transfer support and scale up drone surveying operations for planned construction projects within the region.
The solution will enable project managers to track milestones, coordinate vendor activities, and schedule future onsite work. The enabled IoT solution will empower project managers to make evidence-based decisions by integrating with third-party sensors and APIs.
Geospatial data, like imagery acquired from ground cameras, CCTV, drones, and autonomous tech will form data layers for analysis on an unprecedented scale. The deal was signed during a ceremony at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), an institute focused on driving innovation, economic development, and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia.
The deal is aligned with the Saudi 2030 vision to form strong global alliances and invest in trained Saudi workforce to develop progressive industries and futureproof the economy.
What are the executives’ thoughts on the partnership?
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Fleming, Chief Executive Officer at Cyberhawk said: “Countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council are successfully growing and diversifying their economies through digital transformation strategies. Shamal Technologies is a great example, and we’re excited about working together to accelerate innovation within the Kingdom.”
Haitham Aljahdali, Chief Executive Officer at Shamal Technologies added: “The world is in a data revolution. That leads us to use great visualization tools to empower thousands of asset owners, project, and inspection managers to harness the power of data.”
“Cyberhawk has one of the best-in-class data management and visualization platforms in the world. We are glad to have this partnership with the market leader in the field,” Haitham said.