Operational expenditures account for up to 30% of the total cost of energy for offshore wind projects. The ATLANTIS project explores robotic solutions to enable safer and efficient inspection, maintenance & repair activities.
Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
European Commission (H2020)
Principle Power, VTT, EDP NEW, IQUA Robotics, RINA, ABB, Universitat de Girona, SpaceApplications Services, ECA Group
ATLANTIS promotes the use of robotics in offshore wind farms to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) by eliminating, or minimizing, the use of supporting vessels for inspection and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms.
The ATLANTIS project is establishing pioneering test infrastructure in Viana do Castelo, Portugal to pilot robotic technologies with high potential for offshore wind inspection and maintenance applications. Successful concepts will then be piloted in the open ocean environment at the WindFloat Atlantic project, installed 20 km offshore, to validate performance in the real world.
The project objectives are:
Principle Power is proud to have partnered with this consortium of industry and academic experts to support the development of robotic solutions that may be true game-changers for the future of offshore wind Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair operations.
- Clara Moura Santos, Strategy and Commercial Manager at Principle Power