Happy to announce our participation in the AIRTuB innovation project to automate and repair the inspection of wind turbines.
Together with LM Wind Power, we will develop a “state-of-the-art” solution. We will print smooth leading edge with chamfered surface over a wind tunnel model and verify the aerodynamic properties.
The AIRTuB objectives are:
• Develop a fully tested prototype of an autonomous UAV, including sensor payload, which can detect structural and surface damage and transfer it in the form of data.
• Develop models for structural defects and leaf erosion yield impact for asset management and operational decisions
• Technology for develop automated application of sheet coatings.
• Design software for automatically classifying leaf damage and generating automatic repair 'recipes'.
Ultimate goal of the project: no unnecessary downtime and no need for on-site maintenance of the offshore wind energy system.
More information about the project can be found here: https://www.worldclassmaintenance.com/rvo-projectsubsidie-fieldlab-zephyros/
The festive kick-off of this project is planned for mid-September in Vlissingen.
We will keep you posted!