UK Drone company enables Martek Marine to win £8.5 Million Contract


Drone company Coptrz has enabled sister company Martek Marine to win a contract from the European Maritime Safety Agency worth £8.5m (€10m).

Their drones will follow commercial ships to measure the amount of polluting sulphur and CO2 that they emit from their exhausts. The project is expected to start in the spring.

Drone from Coptrz

Coptrz provided Martek Marine, which fronted the bid, with the expert consultancy, strategies, hardware and technical support it needed to put the tender together and clinch the deal. It will also provide the drones.

“Nothing like this has been done before,” says managing director Steve Coulson. “Coptrz is all about using our expertise to help individuals and organisations ­deliver drone strategies to change the world. This project is a great example of our philosophy.

“As well as our vast technical know-how, we also offer all the training a company needs to develop its expertise in-house as the world’s first and only company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots.”

The firm is also consulting on a new large-scale project to monitor European waters for migrants and drug traffickers. Results are expected soon

Coptrz’s clients include CNN, Veolia and West Yorkshire Police. “Our background is 17 years of business-to-business industrial systems solutions,” says Coulson. “We look at drones and their potential from very much a blue-chip commercial viewpoint. We’re using our vast knowledge to help companies like Martek Marine deliver an amazing contract for a British company – and we’re very much open for business.”

More about Coptrz

  • Coptrz began trading in May 2016 and was created by a group of experienced operators from the global shipping industry who realised the huge potential of drones to revolutionise numerous different sectors.
  • Coptrz is the world’s first and only company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots. As well as selling the very latest drones, it offers training packages tailored for both individuals and companies looking to continuously develop and expand their drone skills and businesses.
  • The company has experienced strong growth in its first year with a turnover of £1m.
  • According to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the commercial drone market will be worth US$127 billion worldwide by 2020.

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