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Dutch sustainable energy provider Eneco has awarded EWPL Ocean with a full scope contract for offshore turbine blade inspections and damage assessment. The parties have not disclosed any further details regarding the contract value and the duration of the works. Eneco is the owner of two offshore wind projects located in the Dutch North Sea - […]
SSE Services PLC has invited companies to pre-qualify for a tender to provide offshore blade inspection services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, a joint venture between SSE plc and innogy, is looking to inspect 105 turbines during 2019, and 35 turbines per year thereafter. Each turbine shall consist of three blade […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and SkySpecs have signed an agreement for autonomous drone inspections of Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blades both onshore and offshore.
Alpha Offshore Service has completed more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections so far in 2018, a 56% increase compared to 2017, previously said to be the company's most productive period.
Great Yarmouth-based ATAM Group has tested its robotic crawler, developed for the inspection of wind turbine blades, on the full-size turbine training tower and along test blades at ORE Catapult’s facilities in Northumberland, which is offered as part of a GBP 50,000 grant awarded to ATAM from the GBP 6 million SCORE Innovation fund.
DONG Energy has selected Natural Power to deliver turbine blade inspection services at wind farms in the UK, Denmark and Germany.
REETEC GmbH, part of EDF EN Group, has tested a new internal blade inspection system and method on an over 60m long offshore wind turbine blade. The required equipment for REETEC’s new internal blade inspection method, consisting of a high resolution rotary swivel head camera, measurement laser and supporting devices, is installed in about 1 […]
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 […]
Greensolver has launched its wind turbine blade inspection service thanks to Cornis Blade Inspection Camera. The service, based on a Cornis camera, enables owners and operators to assess 6-7 onshore turbines, or a minimum of 3 offshore turbines, every day. This significantly increases the current speed and accuracy at which most traditional blade inspections are undertaken and […]
RTS International and Limpet Technology have today announced an exclusive partnership to use the Limpet® L5 multifunctional height safety systems for wind turbine blade inspection work in the UK. The partnership combines RTS’ expertise in servicing wind turbines with Limpet’s innovative L5 multifunctional height safety system to deliver a solution that makes turbine blade inspection […]
RTS has been awarded a Framework Agreement for the Turbine Blade Inspection Services for SSE Renewables in Ireland and Scotland. (rts-international) [mappress] Source: rts-international, April 22, 2011;
The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa's facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]
Denmark's Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS.
Esvagt and Wind Power LAB have launched WTG Blade Assessment, a new service concept said to reduce weather risks and costs related to drone inspections of offshore wind turbines.
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.
M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel's upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.
Alpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.
Rotos 360, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed a GBP 3.5 million offshore wind turbine blade repair contract.
Danish operator of offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) Esvagt has added drone inspection to its list of offered services.
James Fisher and Sons is acquiring the entire share capital of Rotos 360, a provider of inspection, repair and reconditioning solutions for offshore wind turbine rotor blades.
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.
Siemens is collaborating with US-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine blade inspections.
The 75-metre blades for Statoil's 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm arrived at the assembly site, the NorSea Group's Stordbase AS in Norway, on Friday, 17 February.
At the end of the last month, innogy sent a drone to inspect the blades on a turbine at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm for the first time.
W3G Marine is working on a drone-based erosion inspection technology concept for offshore wind farms, with an aim to contribute to operations and maintenance cost reduction. As one of the companies predominantly working in offshore oil and gas and moving into offshore renewables, W3G Marine met with ORE Catapult to discuss potential innovation challenges for offshore wind to find an avenue […]
Palfinger Marine has secured the first order for its newly introduced Palfinger Blade Access (PBA) system with Senvion, which will use it at the Thornton Bank I, II and III offshore wind farms in Belgium. Dirk Reinhold, Head of Maintenance at Senvion, said: “Safe effective maintenance work on the rotor blades is crucial to ensure our high quality standards. By […]