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Published: 16 June 2016 16 June 2016

Drone turbineThe campaign, which began in May this year, will see Cyberhawk carry out close visual inspections of more than 600 blades using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Work will be completed across wind turbines at various SSE wind farms throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Cyberhawk’s drone inspection solution captures images of the entire blade surface of every turbine, allowing the company’s wind engineers to accurately locate, size and categorise any defects. The information is delivered through Cyberhawk’s cloud based asset management software, iHawk. This software allows SSE to easily understand the condition of all assets and provides intuitive access to all the high definition images, engineering commentary and defect severity. This information will allow SSE to be better informed of the priority for maintenance work during 2016 and 2017.

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