Ferrovial Services mainstreams the use of drones in its services

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Broadspectrum, the Australian subsidiary of Ferrovial Services, has recently started using drones to provide services in all of its activities in Australia. All such new services are compliant with the Australian Government’s regulations.

Driven by the Centre of Excellence for Natural Resources and managed by our in-house engineering consulting business, ICD, the service allows access to data acquisition and analysis in the following fields:

  • HD photos and videos: Enables close-up, high quality inspection of our assets to detect potential defects or problems.

  • LiDAR: Laser scanning to measure structures, objects, or create land contours, providing three-dimensional modelling of assets.

  • Infrared thermography: Provides thermal imaging to highlight areas requiring special attention.


The new service implies improvement in labour safety, as it reduces the need to access confined spaces or areas at height, and there is an increase in efficiency through reduced inspection times. These advantages imply an increase in value of the services provided to clients.

Projects using drones in the UK and Spain


Ferrovial Services uses drone technology in different cases and scenarios, ranging from inspection of critical infrastructures such as roads and bridges, waste treatment plants, or power lines and gas ducts. In addition to this, the company continues to carry out research and analyse new fields where the use of drones could offer competitive advantage. For more information, check out Ferrovial Services’ area de Innovation area.

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