AROWIND PROJECT: An Autonomous Inspection Solution for Offshore Wind That Drastically Reduces Costs, Risk, and Emissions

AROWIND PROJECT: An Autonomous Inspection Solution for Offshore Wind That Drastically Reduces Costs, Risk, and Emissions
Illustration created for the AROWIND project, shows the Voyis’ laser scanner collecting data in real time of the inspected offshore windfarm. (Image credit: Voyis)

By Chris Gilson, CEO, Voyis

The ocean sector is rapidly evolving as green energy demand fuels incredible growth in offshore wind. It is becoming evident that the technologies and methodologies historically used in the offshore industry to monitor and maintain assets must also evolve to address new inspection challenges and tighter cost constraints. Moreover, a global pandemic has catalyzed survey operators to begin adopting approaches that enable remote operations and reduce reliance on human factors. Together these trends will drive radical innovation in autonomy and platform miniaturization that has the potential to drastically reduce the operational costs associated with subsea survey.

This article was featured in ON&T April 2022.

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