Shanghai/Seattle/Sao Paolo, May 12, 2022 – Clobotics and ArthWind announced today that they have partnered to inspect over several thousand Brazilian wind turbines in recent weeks with more expected before year’s end. Clobotics is a global technology and service provider to the Wind O&M industry with around 45,000 wind turbines inspected by its drone-based system, Clobotics IBIS™. ArthWind is the market leader in blade inspection and consulting services in Brazil and is active throughout South America.

Clobotics and ArthWind collaborate on wind turbine inspections
Clobotics trained ArthWind technicians on using the technology in a matter of hours.

“We have been a leading inspection and consulting provider in South America for a number of years”, said Armando Costa, CEO of ArthWind. “After developing a robust methodology for damage categorization and assessing damage progression, I realized that ArthWind needed a complementary technology to continue driving better price/performance for our visual blade inspections. We chose Clobotics to support our growth due to their cutting-edge technology on both the field-based data collection side and the back-office processing side, as well as the strong development roadmap in the coming years. Through this strategic partnership, we will be able to better drive the way collected data can be used for better O&M performance.”

“ArthWind has been a reliable partner in managing our blades for the past several years and this season has been no different,” said Gustavo Siqueira, O&M Coordinator at ContourGlobal, “we count on them to always bring the very best technology and insights to help us get the most from our Brazilian wind assets.”

In the Spring of this year, Clobotics released the fifth version of its Clobotics IBIS™ drone-based system for capturing high-quality images of wind turbine blades in an almost completely automatic fashion. This level of automation has enabled the creation of its Drone as a Service (DaaS) offering where Clobotics trains partners to use its technology to conduct visual blade inspections and then Clobotics processes that data and returns findings via its Clobotics IRIS™ cloud-based portal.

Over the past several months, ArthWind has inspected thousands of turbines using Clobotics technology.

DaaS enables independent service providers and OEM maintenance organizations to add a valuable service to their portfolio and large owner/operators to increase their flexibility by training their in-house technicians to accomplish this task without the need to mobilize an outside team.

 

Arthwind has inspected more than 27,000 wind turbine blades using third party autonomous drones as well as its own rover technologies. Since the beginning of operations in 2017, ArthWind has supported Brazilian customers in driving O&M decisions for wind blades by collecting and analyzing data, providing customized insights, and giving more visibility into the fleet’s blade conditions. The firm helps prioritize repairs to inform budget allocation and risk mitigation.

Over the past several months, ArthWind has inspected thousands of wind turbines using Clobotics technology.“ArthWind’s success with our technology platform validates our effort to build an end-to-end system that is straightforward to use and can scale to high volumes of work” said Clobotics CEO George Yan. “With over 45,000 wind turbines inspected across five continents, Clobotics Wind Services is helping wind asset owners, and their partners like ArthWind, to increase visibility and insight into fleet conditions and prioritize maintenance activities. We are committed to continued innovation in the service of lower cost, higher reliability wind power worldwide.”

For questions or more information, contact Clobotics at info@clobotics.com or ArthWind at contato@arthwind.com.

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