Glacier Energy, an international provider of products, services and engineered solutions for renewable and conventional energy markets has entered three new partnership agreements to implement groundbreaking technologies into their wind inspection offering.
The three new partnerships, Romotioncam’s no downtime, ground-based cameras, Ilosta (Crack Map)’s digital AI monitoring software, and Acuity Robotics’ ‘Robot Squirrel’ will see Glacier Energy working in collaboration with each partner to provide safer and faster inspection solutions to determine the integrity of client’s wind turbine blades and towers.
These new developments complement the use of drones (UAV’s) in partnership with Air Tech Integrity for blade inspection, which was introduced into Glacier Energy’s offering last October.
Glacier Energy’s inspection services division has a strong 30-year heritage of providing NDT and Inspection services on the fabrication of monopiles, transition pieces and jackets for global offshore wind farms.
More recently, Glacier Energy has built up a strong track record of delivering operations and maintenance projects for in-service wind farms across the UK and Europe.
Business Development Director, Tracie Watson commented on the recent partnership agreements and said: “Since 2021, the team have significantly developed our wind operation and maintenance offering and successfully set up for growth.”
“With the introduction of full rope access capabilities, drones (UAV’s) and now with three new partnerships, we can offer innovative wind solutions that save our clients both time and money.”
John MacDonald, Renewables Manager added “Each partnership brings something different.”
“Romotioncam’s innovative ground-based cameras offer the unique ability to complete blade inspections whilst the wind turbine remains in full operation, allowing our clients to achieve no downtime and efficient optimisation of their wind farm”.
“Ilostas digital AI monitoring software Crack Map produces advanced 3D models based on the information that is collected onsite by Glacier Energy’s technicians and partners, providing comprehensive blade analysis and clear insight into the condition of the blades”.
“Finally, Acuity Robotics ‘Robot Squirrel’ allows for a more safe, fast and efficient way to inspect surface condition and welds.
“We now look forward to working collaboratively with each of our partners and helping extend the life of our clients' wind turbines.”