Cornis Hired for Major Blade Inspection Job

French blade inspection specialist Cornis is about to complete a large blade inspection campaign for DONG Energy. Together with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, DONG Energy has contributed to Cornis’ offshore success story, the company told Offshore WIND.

Cornis’ system is composed of a high-powered camera on a motorized head. From the transition piece, Cornis takes pictures of the entire surface of the blades, a so-called “photographic scan”.

After receiving the data, the company processes it and integrates the reconstructed inspected blades (2D vision) into its web-based platform, where all the blade defects are located from the hub, measured and classified depending on their criticality level.

The company said that all its clients have a personal access to its web-based platform where they can keep track on the ageing of their blades and compare data with past inspections.

“As we offer to train our offshore clients’ technicians to our system, they can handle themselves the data acquisition part – the photographic scan – and plan their inspections more easily. When there is a good weather window, they can be quickly on the field. This is more profitable for the offshore wind parks that can buy our system at cost price, internalize our solution and so be autonomous in their blade inspections,” Cornis explained.

Cornis Blade Inspection system cuts down the inspection time from one day to maximum of two hours. Since the summer offshore blade inspections started in April 2015, 25% of offshore wind farms have used Cornis’ ground-based photographic blade inspection solution, the company highlighted.

Image: Cornis

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Sep 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

ACI’s Operating Specialist Wind Vessels 2018

Already on its 5th edition, ACI’s Operating Specialist Wind Vessels 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from ship owners

read more >

FWP Atlantic Forum

The FWP Atlantic Forum has been designed as an immersive experience in the floating wind power sector, offering feedback…

read more >

Global Wind Summit 2018

Presentations, workshops, panel discussions – the WindEurope Conference, the greatest global conference of the wind industry, brings numerous…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >

Jobs>

Senior Contract Manager

Here at Scottish Power Renewables we’re committed to remaining a UK leader in renewable energy. We manage the development, construction and operation of onshore wind and marine energy projects in the UK, and offshore wind farms worldwide. As well as investing in our technologies, we are committed to investing in the future of extraordinary people like you

apply

O&M Lead Contract Manager

Here at Scottish Power Renewables we’re committed to remaining a UK leader in renewable energy. We manage the development, construction and operation of onshore wind and marine energy projects in the UK, and offshore wind farms worldwide. As well as investing in our technologies, we are committed to investing in the future of extraordinary people like you

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Vessels>