Challenge 3: Energy generation and distribution

CHALLENGE 1:
HYDRO POWER INSPECTION AND MAINTAINANCE

  • Damn wall inspection. Concrete infrastructure inspection both over and under water. Which are of difficult access.
  • Tunnel/pressure duct inspection, Identifying the state of many kilometer of underwater tunnels.
  • Water intake hatch inspection: Finding blockage, foreign bodies.
  • Sand trap inspection: High-pressure/flow rate inspection at the bottom of the pressure duct.
  • Turbine/generator inspection: Inspection in small spaces for e.g. cavitation detection.

CHALLENGE2:
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE I&M

  • Power line inspection and maintenace of electrical transmission grid including high voltage distribution net, medium voltage, domestic low voltage, and underground cables.
  • Substation/switching station inspection and maintenance.
  • Power pole inspection, isolator inspection and maintenance.
  • Aerial manipulator robotics for task with contact in not electric risk point.
  • High precision aerial robotics in order to work in proximity of high voltage target area.
  • Contact-based operations to land in a power electric cable. Inspection of the power line.

CHALLENGE 3: SOLAR POWER I&M

  • Solar panel inspection, both fixed photovoltaic and tracking mirror panels.
  • Inspection of the base of a tracking solar panel.
  • Solar panel or mirror cleaning.

CHALLENGE 4:
ON-SHORE WIND POWER I&M

  • Resident inspection and condition monitoring on site of e.g. electrical components.
  • Resident maintenance, e.g. replacing electrical components, interacting with hardware.
  • Turbine blade inspection for cracks and continuity to ground testing.

CHALLENGE 5:
MARINE ENERGY GENERATION

  • Inspection in the marine environment including marine wind turbines, ocean thermal converter, wave energy converter, salinity gradient converter, tidal energy converter.
  • Safety infrastructure, e.g., monitoring and sampling for detection of the plastic wastes.
  • Maintenance tasks with remote human presence.

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