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Robotics and Autonomous Systems in Offshore Wind Operation and Maintenance Services

Posted on 08 April 2019

Robotics and Autonomous Systems in Offshore Wind Operation and Maintenance Services
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
23 May 2019

“More autonomy and intelligence will come to offshore operations. The cost savings and safety improvements are too great to ignore. Professionals should join this seminar to understand how these technologies will change operations and hear from experts in the field who are making these changes happen today, now.”
Iain Wallace, Chief Technology Officer, Rovco

Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are redefining the offshore wind working environment with health and safety improvements during inspection and maintainance of wind turbines thanks to reduced human intervention in potentially dangerous environments. Robotic technology for applications, including aerial and underwater units, are not only improving safety but also boosting productivity and cost efficiency.

With the UKRI investing £26.6m as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, attend this event to find out how they are shaping the development of robots to take people out of dangerous work environments and go into areas beyond human limits. Hear from ORE Catapult as they share plans for UK test infrastructure to support and de-risk technology developments.

Gain technological insights from ongoing projects with Rovco, L3 ASV, Cyberhawk, University of Edinburgh and MODUS. Take away lessons learned from the implementation of RAS in offshore wind to reduce operational expenditure, improve energy generation and health and safety with Ørsted, DNV GL and Siemens Gamesa Denmark.

Attend this seminar to:
  • Hear from leading organisations about the challenges facing the delivery of offshore wind O&M services and opportunities for cost reduction and health and safety improvements
  • Understand how Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) can reduce operational expenditure and improve energy generation and health and safety
  • Learn about the latest innovative developments applied to offshore wind O&M and ongoing demonstration projects
  • Meet and discuss with industry experts, leading academic, research and test centres and end users in the offshore wind industry
  • Ask key questions about how RAS can be applied to your specific operations and maintenance needs during the Q&A sessions following each presentation
Confirmed seminar speakers:
  • Christopher Rowland, UK Field Manager, Inspection Management, Ørsted
  • Andy Lewin, Wind Turbine Package Manager, SSE Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm
  • Tony Fong, Engineering Team Lead, Balance of Plant and Robotics & Autonomous Systems, ORE Catapult
  • Iain Wallace, Chief Technology Officer, Rovco
  • Mark Emerton, Innovation Lead, Robotics and AI, Innovate UK
 Organising Committee:
Power Industries Division, Renewable Power Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineer
Member Credit:

Tony Quinn, Test Facilities Director, ORE Catapult

Early bird ends 12 April 2019

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