Marco Polo Marine, F-drones tie up to develop drone delivery

The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. Photo by Nicholas Doherty on UnsplashThe Rampion Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. Photo by Nicholas Doherty on Unsplash

Marco Polo Marine and F-drones have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop large-scale electric aerial delivery drones for the offshore windfarm market, the companies said in a filing to SGX Thursday. 

The drones are expected to result in a more than 90 percent cost savings, as well as making deliveries four times faster than traditional methods, which rely on boats and helicopters, the companies said. 

The technology is also expected to result in sharply lower carbon dioxide equivalent emissions — by up to 99 percent — compared with using a supply boat or crew transfer vessel, the filing said.

Singapore-based large-scale autonomous delivery drone company F-drones, which has been developing drones to deliver cargo of up to 100 kilograms over 100 kilometers, will provide its technology expertise, while Marco Polo Marine will provide technical operating and commercial skills in the offshore wind sector, the filing said. 


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