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Drones are transforming the energy industry reducing risk, lowering cost and improving business efficiency. Organisations like Northern Power, EDF Energy and CAN group are already benefiting their businesses and their customers with drone technology.

 

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WE’VE HELPED THE UK'S LEADING ENERGY ORGANISATIONS ADOPT DRONES

Meet George Burne

UAV Strategist – Drone Inspection in the Energy Sector

George has helped organisations like Severn Trent Water, Magnox and TEXO improve business efficiency by providing a 360° drone solution. George’s expertise lies in reducing risk, improving the data collected and cutting operational costs by using a drone solution where possible alongside traditional inspection methods.

Drone adopters across the energy sector report project times are now counted in days rather than weeks, the quality of inspection is higher, and asset down-time is much less now they can deploy drones quickly.

Check out George’s ‘Drones for Inspection’ webinar series to hear from some of our latest clients benefiting from using drones for inspections.

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More cost effective than manual inspections, only one drone operator required

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Increased efficiency, conduct inspections in a fraction of the time

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Produce detailed reports and data on your assets for stakeholders

EDF Energy

“Using the drone has also given us an extent of condition report and simplified the process of the inspection. Inspections at height or in confined spaces now only require a quick inspection of the drone before deploying so it’s much quicker than traditional methods.”

Networx3

"With drones we can either prevent people working in these dangerous environments, or we can use the drone as a back-up and a support mechanism for the team that’s on the ground. Instead of relying on a rigging crew and thousands of pounds a day to access a tower why not send a drone up safely and review the condition without putting anyone at risk."

Drone Inspect

“We have an offshore site where we have partnered with a company in Switzerland that make the autonomous hardware that fits the M300. This means that after we have carried out an inspection and are doing the analysis afterwards, the data is far more accurate. For example, if there is a crack on the blade, it can tell us exactly how far away from the tip of the blade it is and the length of it to the exact mm"

SOLAR PANEL INSPECTION

With an average of 4-5 acres needed to produce 1MW of power (enough to power around 650 homes), there’s going to be a definite need for solar farms to be built on a large scale.

APPLICATIONS
  • Surveying and planning the build of a Solar Panel Farm
  • Site progress of the Solar Panel Farm
  • Automate Drone Flights for regular Solar Panel inspections
  • Detailed reports on the condition of the Solar Farm Panels
  • Regular solar panel drone inspections using thermal imaging cameras
  • Identifying cell damage and hot spots of panels not performing
  • Prevent Solar Farm assets from being damaged

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ONSHORE & OFFSHORE WIND FARM INSPECTION

There are 8,600 onshore wind turbines and 35 offshore wind farms in the UK currently, and with the government planning to quadruple wind power by 2030, there will be many more to come.

APPLICATIONS
  • Fast and detailed inspections of giant wind turbines
  • Drone inspections of smaller domestic wind turbines
  • Increased efficiency, inspect 6 times faster than by manual inspection
  • Reduced risk to workers inspecting the turbine
  • Detailed data recordings and reports for stakeholders
  • Plan regular inspections autonomously

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DRONES INSPECTIONS FOR WAVE POWER

The lesser-known cousin of solar and wind power generation, harnessing wave power is another important aspect in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

APPLICATIONS
  • Fast and detailed inspections open water inspections
  • Only one operator and drone required for an inspection
  • Increased efficiency and reduced risk to workers inspecting the turbine
  • Detailed data recordings and reports for stakeholders
  • Plan regular inspections autonomously

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DRONE INSPECTION WEBINAR

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DRONE LAWS & REGULATIONS 2021

Confused about the new drone regulations? Here is your complete guide by our Head of Drone Training Dan Wilson.

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  • Why should you consider drone technology for your inspections?

  • Why should you bring your drone solution in-house?

  • Are drones competing with traditional inspection methods such as rope access?

  • This sounds great, but what type of budget would I need to introduce a drone solution?