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Friday, 10 March 2017 01:00

Cowi employs drones for dam surveys in Zambia

Cowi employs drones for dam surveys in Zambia Credits: www.theconstructionindex.co.uk

The company is using the drones for topographical measurements regarding the construction of 100 dams in the African country.

The construction project is financed by the World Bank and the African Development Bank and will run for three years. It includes the construction of up to 100 dams in 10 provinces of Zambia. Each dam will be up to 15 m high and will store water to be used by the local rural communities for irrigation puproses and water supply during the drought season.

With the aid of drones, Cowi is mapping the locations of the proposed dams, stating that this approach is twice as fast and more accurate compared to traditional methods.

Source: The Construction Index

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