Autonomous wind farm inspection vehicle improves crew safety

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Modus Ltd has developed the world’s first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for offshore wind farms. The company is a specialist provider of autonomous marine equipment and systems based in County Durham, England.  The machine is part of the project for 'Autonomous Vehicles for the Inspection of offshore wind farm Subsea INfrastructure' (AVISIoN). Funding for the project comes from a number of energy companies as well as the UK government. Currently, offshore wind farm inspections involve diving crews and are therefore heavily dependent on local weather conditions. However, using the AUVs would remove the costs of waiting for a safe time to send…

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