Inspection Service at Offshore Wind Turbines

Analysis on the rotor blades, spinner, nacelle and if requested, on the tower and transition piece

Data acquisition – data analysis – automated reporting

The automated inspection of offshore wind farms is still a young segment. Based on the experience gained from our many mainland inspection flights, we refined all hardware and software procedures. Further we optimized the procedures for the offshore environment. This enables us to do the first inspection flights in the North Sea and Baltic Sea in 2019.

Offshore Inspection

Aerial robots realize the external optical inspections of onshore wind turbines. The involved components are rotor blades (from all 4 sides!) as well as spinner. The nacelle and tower are optional.

The self-developed helicopter-drone AERO-SensorCopter Offshore carries out the (autonomous) airborne data acquisition.

The collected data gets processed, standardized and made available for displaying in the license, AERO-View.

In the following step, the gathered data gets analysed under use of the licenseAERO-Lyse (depending on the service model). Anomalies can be quantified, qualified and classified according to the amount of damage. This is done by Aero Enterprise itself, by the customer or by a qualified external expert.

digital technical report is generated under use of the database AERO-Base by only one click. On request customized status reports can be carried out.

For the offshore sector we use only hardware and software developed by Aero Enterprise

AERO-SensorCopter Offshore:

Developed for marine requirements. Thus, autopiloted, robust, capable of strong winds up to approx. 14 m/s (50 km/h or 27 kts) suitable for use in saltwater environment, buoyant and easy to transport. This ensures a high level of operational readiness. Even if industrial climbers are