Clobotics, a provider in industry-level computer vision solutions, announced a global strategic partnership with GEV Wind Power, one of the largest wind O&M companies in Europe. The global partnership will use Clobotics pioneering artificial intelligence solutions to deliver AI-based autonomous blade inspections for wind turbines, fueling the ongoing digitalization of the global wind O&M market.
This partnership will cover all the regions GEV currently serves, bringing Clobotics’ solutions to a broad swath of the globe, including Europe, Africa, and North America.
“By combining deep industry expertise, a premiere global network and advanced AI technology, Clobotics and GEV are taking the lead in capturing the next wave of growth in this multi-billion- dollar market,” said George Yan, chief executive officer of Clobotics.
With Clobotics Smart Wind, an autonomous drone flies around the turbine and builds a 3D picture of all the blades, capturing high-resolution images. Inspection is done in minutes, rather than hours. Images of blades are then automatically analyzed, annotated, and reported on the cloud-based customer portal the very next day. Using the portal, customers can easily track the entire lifecycle of turbines, see the progression of damage and view trend reports on individual turbines or their entire fleet.
“We’ve been looking to add autonomous blade inspection to our range of product offerings but recognized that this requires enterprise-level expertise in AI technologies, which is very hard to come by,” said David Fletcher, managing director of GEV Wind Power. “When we saw Clobotics’ solution live, we were very impressed with the technological advancement compared to the other solutions we had seen. We are confident that Clobotics can deliver to GEV’s high standards of performance and safety on a global scale.”
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