Search results for: Drones

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26 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and SkySpecs have signed an agreement for autonomous drone inspections of Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blades both onshore and offshore.

15 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

NorSea Wind (NorSeaGroup Wind) has signed a five-year agreement with Nordic Unmanned (NU) for the provision of drone services for the works on nine TenneT’s HVDC platforms, for which NorSea Wind won a five-year contract earlier this year.

27 November 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Statoil has used drones to inspect all turbine blades on the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off Norfolk, UK.

15 June 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

DEME Group’s offshore wind division is looking into the possibility of using drones to inspect the foundations of the offshore wind turbines for corrosion.

13 June 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

Danish operator of offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) Esvagt has added drone inspection to its list of offered services.

7 March 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work.

3 August 2016 Operations & Maintenance

Associated British Ports (ABP) has shared the latest drone footage of the enabling works being carried out at Alexandra Dock in Hull as ABP prepares the site for Siemens’ offshore wind turbine manufacturing, assembly, installation and service facility. The enabling works undertaken by ABP and their contractors on the 54-acre site are worth GBP 150 million. […]

7 October 2015 Operations & Maintenance

The following article, which discusses the growing use of drones in the wind energy industry, is published on Offshore WIND with permission from the author, Pieter Jan Jordaens, Business Development & Innovation manager at OWI-Lab, an offshore wind R&D initiative coordinated by Sirris, a collective centre of Belgian technological industry. More significant role for drones in wind turbine inspections Thanks […]

6 October 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Cyberhawk Innovations, a specialist in aerial inspection and surveying using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), also known as UAVs or drones, has marked its busiest ever year in the renewables sector with the launch of a commercial scale inspection solution for wind turbine blades. This year, Cyberhawk’s work in the renewables sector has increased tenfold as […]

25 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]

31 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The UK government is investing GBP 26.6 million to build micro-robots, including flying and underwater versions, which, among other uses, will inspect and maintain offshore wind turbines.

13 November 2018 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Ørsted has signed a cooperation agreement with the Dayeh University in Taiwan to jointly develop an offshore wind apprenticeship program.

1 October 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK and export market for offshore wind products and services provided by UK-based firms is expected to be worth GBP 4.9 billion a year by 2030, according to a new prospectus by the former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

24 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

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.

31 July 2018 Technology

Offshore Wind Innovators has launched a new innovation challenge developed for Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and students to offer innovative offshore wind solutions to local corporates.

19 July 2018 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

ScottishPower Renewables has partnered with Cambridge-based Aveillant, part of the Thales Group, to test a new radar system that aims to safeguard the UK’s offshore wind industry.

18 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and robotics solutions provider SkySpecs have completed an automated inspection of wind turbine blades on Ørsted’s Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool Bay, UK.

1 March 2018

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outdelivers The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Ørsted Streamlines Hornsea Project Three Ørsted has published updated plans for the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind […]

26 February 2018 R&D, Technology

Service robots, drones, automated motherships and 40-rotor turbines could become the norm for offshore wind farms by 2050, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult predicts.

21 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

NSG Wind has teamed up with Wilhelmsen Ship Management to jointly provide a complete technical maintenance solution for TenneT’s onshore and offshore transformer stations and AC electricity transmission systems.

22 November 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

DNV GL has published a position paper on artificial intelligence (AI) in solar and wind energy industries, saying AI will increasingly automate operations over the next several years and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector.

21 November 2017 Technology

Innovate UK has awarded GBP 1.2 million to a consortium developing a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. The consortium is led by Perceptual Robotics, a company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and Bristol University’s Visual Information Lab, who have partnered with ASV Global and VulcanUAV for the project.

2 November 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Dutch offshore inspection services provider, Bluestream Offshore, has carried out extensive inspection work on three TenneT’s HVDC platforms in the German sector of the North Sea: BorWin Alpha, DolWin Alpha and DolWin Beta.

30 August 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Den Helder-based inspection services provider Bluestream has teamed with compatriot unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) operator Skeye BV to jointly provide visual inspection services and geographic data acquisition for offshore assets using UAVs.

19 May 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

A Norwegian technology company, Blueye Robotics, has developed an underwater drone that allows offshore wind companies to perform inspection of underwater structures and power cables without the need for divers or remotely operated vehicles.

2 February 2017 Business & Finance

Cyberhawk Innovations, an aerial inspection and survey company using drones for wind turbine inspection, has reported a strong growth of its wind division in 2016, due to increased demand from domestic and international markets.