A new cutting-edge turnkey blade maintenance solution promises to offer a complete blade inspection to repair solution for the global wind-power industry. The new digital solution is the result of a new partnership between Clobitcs and GEV Wind Power, and is designed to offer greater efficiency, reduced costs, and quick turbine inspections.
“Our collaboration means for the first time ever we are able to offer the industry a fixed price inspection and maintenance solution that provides a detailed and accurate log of blade condition an
d is supported by a weather-inclusive maintenance solution,” said David Fletcher, managing director of GEV Wind Power “This is an exceptionally attractive proposition which offers significant savings via greater efficiency as well as helping to drive down the cost of energy across the global wind industry.”
GEV Wind Power is one of Europe and North America’s most experienced blade maintenance companies offering an array of upgrade and repair services. From straight forward surface conditioning to complex structural repairs and industry leading life extension solutions for leading edge damage, GEV is already a trusted partner with many global OEMs and leading park owners.
With Clobotics smart wind solution, the Windspector, the autonomous drone flies around the turbine and blades, capturing high resolution images as it flies. Inspection is done in minutes, rather than hours. There is no longer dependency on highly trained human operators, which dramatically reduces the amount of labour involved and turbine down-time. Further images of the blades are then automatically analysed, annotated, and reported on the cloud-based customer portal the very next day.
Offering an autonomous AI-based inspection with Clobotics Windspector, backed up by cutting edge repair solutions, and including innovations such as GEV’s all weather Ventura Habitat solution, gives the partnership an enviable ability to bring turnkey fixed price solutions to Windfarm O&M clients.
George Yan, founder and chief executive officer of Clobotics added, “By combining deep industry expertise, a premiere global network and enterprise-level AI technology, Clobotics and GEV are taking the lead in capturing the next wave of growth in this multi-billion-dollar market.”