Esvagt and Wind Power LAB joins forces
Esvagt and Wind Power LAB, specialists in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and wings have joined forces, and are now offering a list of services for offshore wind farm owners. The new joint venture is names EWPL Ocean will be lead by Anders Røpke as the company’s CEO.
”Creating a joint venture with Esvagt is incredibly exited, and EWPL Ocean will be able to offer a unique service portfolio, that can help lead offshore wind farm owners and operators into a more industrialized world” says Anders Røpke, CEO of Wind Power LAB and EWPL Ocean.
EWPL Oceans first service is a WTG Blade Assessment, or a wing inspection on windmills. Wings need inspections on a regular basis due to erosion, lighting and wear and tear. Currently, wing inspections is a costly and time consuming thing, but EWPL Ocean is about to change this by gathering tasks in their service package and by using the latest technology without weather risks.
For a set price, customers can get high quality pictures taken with drones, which thereafter will be analyzed with the help of the latest Al-technology delivered by Wind Power LAB. EWPL Ocean will continue to develop their services that can help offshore wind farm owners with controlling their installations from land.
“Esvagt and Wind Power LAB have a unique solution, in which wind farm owners no longer have to worry about the weather nor logistics. Due to our experiences and other activities in the North Sea, we are able to create synergies with our oil & gas business, thereby delivering both ships and drones, but also absorbing the weather risk, "says Rune Østergaard, Head of Commercial Wind in Esvagt and Operations Director of EWPL Ocean.
EWPL Ocean was launched in September 2018. The first service, WTG Blade Assessment, will already be available the coming winter season, a time of the year that is normally characterized by having very few offshore inspections due to weather conditions.
Source: Esvagt / Maritime Danmark