Nearthlab enters the Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection Market in Taiwan
Nearthlab, an autonomous drone solution provider for wind turbine inspection, announced today that the company successfully completed an offshore wind turbine inspection off the coast of Taiwan in partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Formosa I Wind Power Ltd.
The turbines inspected in Taiwan are 6MW-class turbines with blades reaching over 75 metres. While onshore blades typically measure around 50 metres, offshore wind turbines utilize longer, larger blades to maximize operational efficiency.
Offshore wind turbines are harder to inspect and repair as they have lower accessibility compared to onshore wind turbines. Drone inspection has become a favourable option for farm owners and operators, and more so for those located in the offshore sites.
Nearthlab has been accelerating its market expansion overseas beginning from the first quarter of 2020 in partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy North America.
Nearthlab’s all-in-one solution includes Nearthlab’s autonomous drone, its data management platform, and a pilot training program. Nearthlab’s data management platform, Zoomable, offers a high level of compatibility with other asset management platforms.
Based on this flexibility, Nearthlab offers an inspection solution optimized for the client’s workflow.
Nearthlab is expanding the scope of its partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy beginning with onshore wind turbine inspections in North America. Nearthlab has successfully demonstrated its capability to conduct offshore wind turbine inspections with autonomous drone technology in Taiwan. Nearthlab is also providing its all-in-one inspection solution to North America, Europe, and Japan.