Murphy Surveys / MurphyUAV: “Efficiency of fixed wing”

15. April 2016

The UAS drone Topcon Falcon 8, powered by Ascending Technologies, has landed at Murphy Surveys / MurphyUAV. The highly experienced global consulting surveyors have already worked with fixed wing UAS for years. Yet the VTOL’s efficiency turned out to be more flexible and profitable in many surveying areas.

The UAV key to emerging markets

MurphyUAV, a division of Murphy Surveys, received a special delivery today in the form of the Falcon 8 from Topcon Ireland, making Murphy Surveys the first company in Ireland to have this state of the art equipment. The AscTec Falcon 8 is a state of the art octocopter that has been proven across many industries, from surveying to oil & gas. It has the efficiency of a fixed wing system but the versatility of a rotary system.

“The AscTec Falcon 8 will be a key tool for MurphyUAV as we look to push the boundaries and increase the standards of our deliverables. This division comes with 19 years of combined expertise as well as over 2500 hours UAV experience. MurphyUAV is taking a pragmatic approach to the industry within Ireland. We believe that data is the most important aspect of our business. And the only way our customers are going to get high quality data is by us investing in both the highest quality equipment and software.  MurphyUAV is another tool that is utilized across the Murphy family and beyond,” Julian Deeks, Director of MurphyUAV stated speaking about the venture.

At offices in Kildare, Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London Warrington and Scotland Murphy Surveys employs more than 200 staff and offers world-class solutions globally to public and private sector clients, including government bodies and blue chip companies. Moreover Murphy Surveys established an impressive track record of over 20,000 completed surveys.

MurphyUAV to enhance specialist inspection services

Implementing the latest in innovative technology, combined with experienced and skilled personnel, MurphyUAV will also enhance the Specialist Inspection Services division in terms of how they can deliver solutions.  The UAV`s capabilities in high wind situations, will enable faster, more flexible and efficient data collection, as well as reducing man hours for cost efficiency and improving the targeted delivery by reducing time used by men on the ground.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to the crew at Topcon Ireland for ensuring the safe delivery of our new tech,” Declan Bryne, Sales & Support Specialist, Topcon Ireland said of the endeavor. “Topcon Ireland are delighted to be working with Murphy Surveys / MurphyUAV. Murphy’s investment into a proven UAV platform will allow them to offer a broad range of UAV based services including surveying, mapping & inspection.  It’s exciting times ahead for the new MurphyUAV division, and all us here in Topcon Ireland are delighted to be part of this journey with them.”

Murphy Surveys look forward to bringing you more updates about MurphyUAV, so follow Murphy Surveys online for all the latest news and announcements.


About Murphy Surveys / MurphyUAV

Murphy Surveys was established in 1983 by Peter Murphy; a visionary of his time in the field of surveying. He believed that the future of the industry lay in technological progression, and from the very beginning he knew the key to Murphy Surveys’ success was to leverage this in order to deliver a more efficient and quality-focused service, with precision as the cornerstone. Prior to the establishment of Murphy Surveys, Peter had learned his craft well as Chief Surveyor at Tara Mines and Aughinish Alumina. Peter Murphy was awarded a fellowship of the Institute of Surveyors in recognition of his contribution to the industry.

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