28 Feb '17, 1pm

Drones attracting increasing market attention

Drones attracting increasing market attention

Siemens will work with SkySpecs to "develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods," the US firm said. SkySpecs, launched in 2012, said the German turbine manufacturer will help "refine its technology for utility-scale wind turbine inspections and prepare it for commercial readiness". Using drones for checks is expected to create a number of costs savings, as it removes the need for an engineer to work at height on ropes. Drones can also examine turbines in more detail than ground-based inspections. "The autonomous drone technology supports our [digitalisation] initiative in generating high quality field data about the condition of our wind turbines. This is particularly valuable for our offshore business, where completing inspections quickly, safely and cost effectively is of critical importance," said Siemens W...

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