Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy (HOME) from Offshore Wind Farms

Investigating how to de-risk offshore wind operations, reduce costs and make better use of assets through the applications of Modelling and Data Science, Machine Learning, Advanced Sensing and Robotics.

Robotics – Eliminating most human intervention – by using robots – can reduce risk and cost

A skills shortage of technicians to undertake engineering tasks offshore exists. Remote operations through robots and guided vehicles can provide an important solution to these problems. The project assessed the value of robots, beneath the waves assessing subsea structures such as cables, aerial robots to assess the state of turbines and robots within the electrical structures (such as offshore substations). A challenging combination of communication, robot design, sensor and structural problems was investigated