Innvotek will partner with GE Renewable Energy to develop a robotic solution to support generator bolt maintenance of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine the Haliade X.
The news comes as the company have been selected to work with GE Renewable Energy and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult on the ‘Stay Ashore’ research & development programme.
“Innvotek are delighted to be working with GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult to develop and demonstrate our technology which will make offshore wind turbine inspection and maintenance safer and more cost effective. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions to support the continued growth of offshore wind energy. This programme is enormously valuable as it provides a unique partnership and in-depth expertise to boost the development of our robotic technology for offshore wind.” – said Michael Corsar, CTO of Innvotek.
The development of robotics technology is seen as vital for the offshore wind sector, which could cut its inspection costs by almost 40%* through integrating remote operations, robotics and automated systems into operations and maintenance activities.
*According to ORE Catapult research
The image via GE.