New York Power Authority Award State-Wide Geospatial project to NM Group

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded a multi-year contract to NM Group to deliver a geospatial, engineering and vegetation analysis for powerlines throughout the state. The project will require the use of remote sensing techniques, such as aerial LiDAR and imagery, to acquire yearly asset management information on the 1,400 mile transmission network. When combined with NM Group’s […]

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SSEN to use innovative aerial scanning to improve electricity network resilience

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is using innovative aerial surveying technology to improve the resilience of its electricity networks. SSEN is currently working with NM Group to survey its network using a fleet of LiDAR equipped aircraft to model 63,000km of power lines in its Scottish and English operational areas. The distribution network operator (DNO) is utilising NM Group’s […]

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NM Group Purchases New Leica ALS80 LiDAR System

NM Group has completed the purchase of the Leica ALS80 airborne sensor and RCD30 camera to further expand its aerial data collection services. This latest generation sensor combines a corridor mapping LiDAR scanner and high resolution camera, creating an efficient, powerline focused mapping system. Known for delivering high quality asset management and engineering solutions, NM Group’s new investment will further […]

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NM Group become first to test Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight LiDAR UAV for electricity transmission in USA

In July 2016, a Midwest utility completed a project with NM Group to deploy an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with LiDAR technology testing its suitability for vegetation compliance analysis. This project was the first time a LiDAR equipped UAV has been tested Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) for a power utility. The project demonstrated the suitability of LiDAR scanning […]

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NM Group Awarded Contract to Deliver Transmission Powerline Survey to TasNetworks

NM Group are pleased to announce the award of a major new contract to confirm Tasmanian electricity transmission line capacity and check vegetation clearances to overhead conductors. This award will assist TasNetworks in maintaining the safety and reliability of supply across the state and maintaining regulatory compliance on nearly 1900 km of lines. The powerlines will be surveyed using an […]

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NM Group collaborate with Harris Corporation to provide Geiger-mode LiDAR to distribution utilities

In an industry first, Harris Corporation and NM Group now offer Geiger-mode LiDAR for aerially mapping power networks. This emergent technology allows large geographic areas to be acquired in a single economic flight. LiDAR is an established technique for companies operating and maintaining electricity networks. It can improve the safety, reliability and capacity of a network through processes such as […]

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Sky-high success with NM Group’s new innovative service – Patrol+

NM Group, a specialist provider of solutions and services to electricity utilities, is pleased to announce an innovative new service. Patrol+ is designed to enhance patrol and safety inspection activities undertaken by helicopter. Using the latest imaging systems and lightweight LiDAR technology, alongside NM Group’s sophisticated processing technology, the service collects geospatially located asset information and enables accurate and cost effective […]

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Mapping the Entire UK Rail Network

NM Group is pleased to announce it is nearing completion on an aerial mapping project of unparalleled scale and accuracy, covering more than 16,000 km of UK rail network. In 2014 NM Group was engaged to map the rail assets with a mix of high-tech laser measurement and imaging equipment. This was part of a ground breaking project to improve […]

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