Esvagt and Wind Power LAB Launch Offshore Inspection Partnership

Esvagt and Wind Power LAB, an Artificial Intelligence and blade specialist, have teamed up to offer a series of services that are said to support the control of offshore assets and expand their lifetime without any weather risk for the owners.

The newly formed joint venture was named EWPL Ocean and will have Anders Røpke as CEO. The first service in the portfolio is the inspection of the wind turbine blades.

“ESVAGT and Wind Power LAB have developed a unique setup where wind farm owners no longer need to worry about weather risk or logistics. Thanks to our longstanding experience and other activities in the North Sea, we are able to create synergies with our Oil & Gas business and deliver both vessels and drones, as well as absorb weather risk,” said Rune Østergaard, Head of Commercial Wind at ESVAGT and Operations Director at EWPL Ocean.

EWPL Ocean will continue to develop services that can help asset owners manage offshore installations from their office.

This type of services is expected to support owners in having control over their assets while outsourcing the actual work to independent expert companies that can both manage weather risk and incorporate AI solutions into the wind industry.

EWPL Ocean was launched in September 2018. The first service, the WTG Blade Assessment, will be available this coming winter season.