Archive for wind power

Renewables Consultancy Adopts Drones for Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy – part of the clean energy business of Wood Group, an oil and gas services company – has brought unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection services. Following approval from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority [Read More]

Cyberhawk Touts Success for Drones in Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Citing increased demand from both domestic and international markets, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company Cyberhawk Innovations is reporting 12 months of success within its wind power division. Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, the company also has bases in Houston, the [Read More]

Lufthansa Forms UAS Partnership with Wind Power Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

The Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of wind turbines. According to Nordex, an important part of the technology is being able to conduct [Read More]

Ann Arbor Drone Company Inks Federal Grant for Turbine Inspection Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to an announcement from [Read More]

DroneView Technologies Inks Partnership for Wind Turbine Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

ABS Group, a provider of technical inspection and verification services to the global power and wind energy industries, has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver wind turbine inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to Ted Hofbauer, ABS [Read More]

Companies Combine Forces for Drone-Based Wind Turbine Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

Austin, Texas-based HUVRdata and Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData are collaborating on drone-based aerial inspection services for the wind power industry. The partnership will leverage HUVRdata’s data-capture capabilities and cloud-based services and EdgeData’s BladeEdge analytics software for automated blade-condition assessment. The [Read More]

Cyberhawk Carries Out Unmanned Inspections for Offshore Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

Scotland-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of drone-based inspections and surveys, has completed an operations and maintenance inspection project for Forewind’s Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, situated 150 kilometers off the coast of the U.K. The project saw a team of [Read More]

Wind Power Giant Chooses Drone-Based Inspections in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based InspecTools Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Vestas in which they will work together to deploy drone-based inspections of wind turbine blades in North America. Denmark-headquartered Vestas is a global provider of wind turbine manufacturing and maintenance services. [Read More]

Atlantic AerialworX Offers Drone’s-Eye View of Wind Turbine Assembly

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2016

Atlantic AerialworX, a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company based in Nova Scotia, has used a drone to show the construction process of a wind turbine. According to a Facebook post from the company, the aerial footage – captured in [Read More]

Strat Aero Inks Contract for UAV Wind Turbine Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2016

International aerospace company Strat Aero PLC says it has been awarded a contract with Kansas-based utility Westar Energy to provide wind turbine inspection services via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Under the terms of the contract, Strat Aero will initially inspect [Read More]