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Rugged, nimble, underwater robots help to maintain offshore wind farms

PES spoke with Brad Clause, an account executive specializing in offshore energy applications at VideoRay, the world’s leading manufacturer of underwater robotic systems. We wanted to learn how VideoRay systems can improve the efficiency of maintaining offshore wind monopiles and turbine jackets and foundations.

PES: It’s lovely to welcome a new name to PES, and I look forward to getting to know more about VideoRay. Briefly talk us through the kind of solutions you provide to wind farm managers.

Brad Clause: VideoRay is a manufacturer of advanced inspection-class underwater robotic systems, often referred to as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs. These systems substantially reduce the cost, time and environmental footprint of wind monopile maintenance, in addition to improving the safety of these offshore missions.

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