Award Winning Aerial Drone Survey Services for the wind energy sector.
We provide aerial and underwater drone survey and inspection services for Wind Farms, Wind Turbines and Offshore Wind Farms across Scotland and the North of England.
The wind energy sector is a huge part of the future of renewable energy in the UK and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate.
Yet while there is exciting growth in the industry, the existing network of land and sea based wind turbines need to be maintained. Not to mention the new ones that are being commissioned each year. To ensure that these wind turbines are running reliably and efficiently, frequent visual maintenance and inspection is required.
Drone Inspection Services for the Wind Sector
Aerial and Underwater Drone Inspection is becoming the default visual inspection method.
This requirement to keep land and offshore wind turbines running at 100% maximum efficiency is of vital importance to the energy sector and has, until recently been a costly and time consuming exercise.
The traditional method of close up visual inspection of wind turbine blades (for example) would usually require the turbine to be taken off-line for a prolonged period of time while experienced rope access specialists or high lift platforms were set up. They would then proceed to key points of interest on the wind turbine blade in order to study, inspect and survey each point of interest. This entire process would usually take significant time, costing the business valuable energy generating time and money while putting employees in harms way while working at height.
Drone Surveys are the future
With the use of commercial grade aerial drone surveys and underwater ROV, wind turbine inspection can now be done in a fraction of the time compared to conventional methods and with significant cost savings. You can read more about the benefits of using drone inspection services as an alternative to current methods here.
A Leading Drone Inspection Firm covering the UK
With a fleet of advanced aerial drones that feature some of the most advanced 4K high definition video camera technology, we are able to provide a comprehensive inspection and survey service for businesses in the wind energy sector. From our head office in Glasgow, we cover all of Scotland and the North of England. Our advanced aerial drones can inspect multiple turbines in one flight plan and can cover an entire wind farm plot in one day (something that can take numerous days with current inspection methods.)
With our UAV drones, we can capture 4K high definition video and imaging for each wind turbine inspection from angles and distances that are quite literally impossible for current survey methods. Our inspection flights are then compiled into digital reports and stored for future comparisons and easy referencing using our award winning cloud based software. Another example of the supreme benefits of using aerial drones for inspecting wind turbines across the UK.
The four benefits of using drone surveys.
When you hire Balmore Inspection Services, you get access to some of the most advanced commercial grade drones in Scotland. With our fleet of aerial drones and underwater ROV, we can inspect more wind turbines in a shorter time frame. This means that a job that could have taken weeks using conventional methods can now be done in days (Wind Farm size dependent).
Rather than having to bring in high access specialists and the various tools and equipment that are required with this, all you need when you hire Balmore Inspection Services is our fully qualified and certified drone pilot and our highly advanced commercial aerial drone (picked from out fleet to best match your criteria). We can then perform a fully HD video and photography inspection of each wind turbine on your plot and record from angles and positions that were literally impossible to achieve before. This video and photography footage can then be reviewed by experts to complete the inspection process.
When you use an aerial drone to perform a wind farm turbine inspection, you do not require workmen to be put in harms way. There is no longer a need to send survey teams up to the top of the wind turbines on cherry pickers, abseiling equipment, ladders or other at height methods as part of the inspection process. This means that there is less ‘working at height’ time and that will will dramatically improve safety.
With every wind turbine survey, we can record and store detailed HD video of each turbine which can be reviewed and compared to future surveys. No longer will you have to revert to paper and pen notes or grainy photos taken by a shaking hand. This archiving of data can provide significant long term savings as problems can be spotted more quickly and dealt with more swifty with real savings on potential downtime.
Year on year we continue to grow in the Wind Farm Inspection Sector as more and more energy sector businesses are understanding the significant benefits of using drone surveys to conduct their wind turbine inspection. It isn’t just about cost saving, it isn’t just about better data, faster results or a safer working environment. It is a combination of all four (and more).
Find out more
If you would like to know more about our drone services and the benefits of switching to drone surveys as your method of regular visual inspection of wind turbines, please contact us today. We can arrange a visual demonstration of how our drones work and the direct benefits of using the very latest in inspection technology.