Dutch company Certion and drone service provider SkySpecs have completed blade inspection works at Eneco’s Prinses Amalia Windpark and Eneco Luchterduinen in the Netherlands.
In total, 70 wind turbines were inspected in five days at Prinses Amalia Windpark and Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm.
“Thanks to favourable weather conditions and a highly motivated support team of Certion technicians and drone specialists, we have completed this comprehensive assignment, which entailed seventy inspections within five days. Standstill of the turbines was kept to a minimum, and optimum production of wind energy is once again ensured”, Certion said.
A three-person Certion team departed from IJmuiden each day to the Prinses Amalia offshore wind farm early in the morning. Almost at the same time, a SkySpecs drone team lifted off to undertake rotor blade inspections with a dedicated drone.
Certion inspection teams stayed at the site until the afternoon and the SkySpecs teams until the evening.
After inspection teams finished with blade inspections, another crew from Certion re-started the turbines.
Prinses Amalia Windpark is located approximately 23 kilometres off the Dutch coast, near the Egmond aan Zee project, in the North Sea and consists of 60 Vestas (MHI Vestas) V80-2.0 MW wind turbines.
Eneco Luchterduinen, which also lies 23 kilometers off the Dutch coast, comprises 43 Vestas (MHI Vestas) V112-3.0 MW wind turbines.
Prinses Amalia Windpark was built in 2007, while Eneco Luchterduinen turbines were installed eight years later.