Austrian-based Aero Enterprise has performed its first offshore wind turbine inspection using the in-house developed helicopter drone AERO-SensorCopter.
Back in July, Aero Enterprise carried out inspection flights around the offshore wind turbines some 70 kilometers from the German/Dutch coastline of the North Sea. Prior to this campaign, So far, the AERO-SensorCopter had operated only onshore.
According to the company, the AERO-SensorCopter, with its special sensor-head, performed the autonomous inspection within a remarkably short time.
“We as developer as well as our clients were more than satisfied with the results of this premiere on the high seas,” said Robert Hörmann, managing partner of Aero Enterprise.
In the next step, Artificial Intelligence supports the evaluation and analysis of the image data within the AERO-Software Package. As a result, the client receives an automatically generated report. This can be uploaded to the customers ERP-system or is available for download on the Aero Enterprise server, the company said.