Autonomous Robotics and Unmanned System are redefining the offshore infrastructure working environment with health and safety improvements during inspection and maintenance 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 reduce costs & de-risk operation and maintenance (O&M) activities.Read more
In today’s world, offshore wind and oil & gas sectors are looking to enhance operations and this has been effectively handled with the use of robotics and drones. Across multiple industries, robotics has been proven to improve productivity and quality while lowering labor costs and labor dependency. Beyond these benefits, the use of robotics also substantially improves safety, and can eliminate risk of injury from the equation if properly designed. For the energy industry in particular, robotics offers a multitude of additional benefits—especially when it comes to keeping workers out of harm’s way.
Autonomous and robotic systems – such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) – are already in use within the industry, performing tasks like blade inspections and subsea cable inspections respectively. Currently, many of these technologies are remotely-operated with limited autonomy, and typically require manual deployment, remote operation and manual retrieval of the systems. It is recognized that greater cost savings and increased safety could be unlocked through further automation of these technologies, such that they could operate fully autonomously.
Autonomous Robotics and Unmanned System are redefining the offshore infrastructure working environment with health and safety improvements during inspection and maintenance 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 reduce costs & de-risk operation and maintenance (O&M) activities.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been dabbled with throughout the power industry for years. Robots and drones now play a crucial role in the power utilities space as companies are increasingly using robotics to handle the inspection of risky, time-consuming, and hard to reach assets, as well as maintaining those assets and improving their operations. Robots and drones have entered the energy and power industries and are finding applications across various segments such as transmission and distribution (T&D), wind, solar, nuclear, hydropower and fossil fuels. Currently, there are three main use cases for robotics in utilities; inspection of assets, automated and remote maintenance, and the handling of nuclear materials. These apply primarily to asset-heavy segments of the sector including generation and T&D.
The autonomous robotics and unmanned systems for offshore infrastructure conference will take place as a two-days summit and will explore the key roles robots and unmanned systems, the application of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) in development for offshore wind and how the application of AI and autonomy is changing the way autonomous drone for windfarm blade inspection and repair. The two days conference will unite policy makers and top thought leaders on one stage and also offer an ideal opportunity for maximum interactions, insight discussions and networking with industry players; senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the industries and making the most of robotics and system technologies and understand how these technologies will change windfarm operations.
Join us as we gather these experts, practitioners, stakeholders, and leaders from across the world to discuss how to apply autonomous robotics and unmanned systems for specific offshore operations and maintenance needs.