Cost-reduced drone-based wind turbine inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories has launched a new inspection platform, the 3DX HD, which has been developed as a cost-effective solution to cope with large volumes of high definition wind turbine blade inspections. Based on the compact and flexible DJI M-210 drone, the platform delivers fully autonomous drone inspections at a lower cost compared to […]

Upgrading a pumped storage power plant

ABB’s generator circuit-breaker technology will help to enable smooth integration of renewables and modernise one of UK’s key power plants. The Dinorwig pumped storage power plant in North Wales has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative construction projects. Dinorwig power plant is the fastest pumped storage installations of its kind, capable of […]

To monitor wind turbine blades

Up to 23% of wind turbine failures can be caused by blade damage, with up to 25 to 30% of wind farm operation costs spent on operation and maintenance. Current damage detection options are limited and are used on an ad hoc basis at each turbine. The new ping monitor is an innovative acoustic solution […]