While the purpose of offshore wind farms is to convert the wind into energy, there is a lot that need to be monitored with these offshore structures under the waves.

The underwater inspection of windfarm structures and connecting cables is a vital part of the day to day running of offshore wind energy.

That is why, at Balmore, we are an award winning drone service that provides underwater ROV inspection and survey services for offshore wind turbines.

Our Falcon ROV underwater inspection vehicle has a depth rating of 300m (1,250ft) and with its modular chassis design, can be equipped with a range of inspection tools and survey equipment (up to 14Kgs) that allow us to provide a complete inspection service that offers real cost savings over conventional inspection methods.

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Our Falcon ROV is perfectly adaptable for underwater wind turbine structure inspection

Our underwater inspections can be provided above water by our RIB Access Craft. Our RIB can carry up to 12 passengers + crew in up to category 3 waters 20 miles from a safe haven. This includes travel at night and without a ‘Fair Weather’ restriction.

BOAT SUMMARY• Model: Protector 8.5M Cabin RIB• Vessel Name: Balmore 16
• Twin Yamaha F150 150HP 4-stroke outboards
• Cruising Speed: 25 knots• Maximum Speed: 35 knots• Stainless steel fuel tank – 500 litre capacity
• Two 6’6” single berths in cabin
• Sea Toilet • RCD Certified – Design Category B• SSR RegisteredDIMENSIONS• LOA: 8.75M• Beam: 2.88M• Draft: 0.75M• Hull Deadrise: 23°

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Our RIB provides support and deployment for our ROV underwater drone inspections

If you would like to know more about Balmore and our range of drone services from aerial wind turbine inspection to our underwater drone inspection services, please contact our Glasgow Head Office on 0141 370 4037.