Bureau Veritas, a provider of laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, has signed a cooperation agreement with Cornis, a provider of wind turbine blade inspections and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
Through this partnership, Bureau Veritas will offer advanced blade inspection (ABI) services, based on in-situ data collection and digital processing of images, to wind farm owners and operators.
ABI uses HD cameras to scan the external surface of a blade, while an automated AI tool recognizes and measures defects on the blade surface by using a database of more than 30,000 blades. The type and severity of any defects are presented on a Web-based platform.
“This partnership draws on Cornis’ unrivaled experience in high-quality technology for blade inspections and Bureau Veritas’ vast global network of experts,” says Stephan Ciniselli, market leader of power and utilities at Bureau Veritas. “By working together, we will be better positioned to support clients across the globe with high-quality blade inspection services, particularly in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.”
By working with Cornis, a partner of major international players, Bureau Veritas can further support its clients across the wind sector.
Bureau Veritas will conduct on-site blade inspections, while Cornis specialists will process the data and create complete HD images of each blade.