An innovative Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for use on wind turbine towers has been successfully trialled in Blyth.
Newcastle-based Invisotech, providers of inspection and analytical solutions for high-value assets, has developed and successfully trialled the ROV at a series of field trials around the UK, and most recently at the Blyth’s ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre.
Ken Storey, Invisotech’s product director, said: “We are delighted with the achievements made on these first trials. We are very grateful to ORE Catapult for their support and commitment in helping Invisotech and our development partners in bringing this technology to the renewable energy sector.”
James Battensby, RETA programme manager for ORE Catapult, added: “ORE Catapult is pleased to have been able to collaborate and support Invisotech at this early proof of concept stage to allow it to fully demonstrate its technology and subsequent benefits to industry.”