CATEC participates in a new project, led by the University of Vigo, which will digitize maintenance operations in offshore wind farms using unmanned aircraft

A team led by the University of Vigo and with the participation of the University of A Coruña and the Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies has been working since last November on the EAGLE project, for the digitization of air and marine space, for the deployment of drones applied to the maintenance of offshore wind farms.

The initiative, financed by the Ecological and Digital Transition Program of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and which will run until November 2024, is coordinated by Higinio González and Elena Martín, with teams from the School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering, and of the new Institute of Physics and Aerospace Science on the Ourense campus. Also participating are researchers Marcos Míguez (UDC) and Dr. Antidio Viguria, CTO of Avionics and Systems at CATEC.

One of EAGLE’s objectives is to reduce maintenance costs and unnecessary risks for operators in charge of inspecting and solving problems in offshore wind farms. CATEC will contribute its experience in the application of drones in the inspection of large infrastructures.