Mumbai: Drone startup AUS (Aarav Unmanned Systems) has begged multiple long-term contracts from various business verticals of Tata Steel.
Tata Steel will be able to operate their mines more effectively and enhance productivity using drones from AUS. Besides will ensure higher regulatory fulfillment and safety.
The projects team of Tata Steel is already leveraging AUS’ drone solution to map the progress of the upcoming Kalinganagar Expansion Plant in Odisha. The integrated steel complex will be the largest in India with a capacity of 8 million tons.
In another contract from the Tata Steel Corporate Audit team, the drone startup AUS has signed a two-year contract to carry out drone-based physical verification of bulk inventory at all the 23 locations across multiple Tata Steel entities.
For the Natural Resources Division of Tata Steel, AUS will carry out monthly drone surveys of the mining leases of Tata Steel Ltd., and deliver advanced mine analysis.
Tata Steel also signed a contract with AUS to procure three survey-grade drones for serving internal survey requirements and research and development applications.
Drone startup AUS and Tata Steel have acquired exemptions for drone operations from the Ministry of Civil Aviation for one year across all the 23 mines, plant, and raw material locations.
DGCA has approved AUS’s SOP for one year to operate drones at Tata Steel entities. This will ensure all the operations for Tata Steel will be carried out with 100% regulatory compliance.
“We are thrilled to bag multiple contracts based on our expertise in providing end to end enterprise solutions from our special purpose drone and data analytics platform,” said drone startup AUS – Founder and CEO Vipul Singh.
“For Tata Steel, AUS drone solution will not only enhance monitoring and efficiency but also more sustainable business operations,” added Singh.
“A combination of world-class technology and a deep understanding of industry requirements has led us to emerge as the only vendor that qualified the operational requirements in an evaluation executed under real-world conditions,” commented Singh.
“We are happy to associate with AUS, the new-age disruptor in drone technology to modernize our mining operations. The drone based digital survey and monitoring will bring in greater visibility and efficiency in mine management, land management as well as infrastructure management,” said Piyush Srivastava, Chief-Natural Resource Division, Tata Steel Ltd.
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