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Drone company halves blade inspection cost for fourth time

With three Danish subsuppliers under its wings, Clobotics has cut the price of inspecting wind turbine blades drastically. Next step is deploying DIY drones directly operated by customers.

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Eight years back, when Clobotics Wind Services Managing Director, Europe, and Partner Mads Obling Rasmussen started to inspect offshore wind turbine blades, the task was done by using a camera angled toward the waves from a turbine's working platform.

Today, he sets up his camera on fully automated drones capable of inspecting and analyzing erosion and other damage on blades, requiring only a few remote clicks.

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