Sessions - WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao


DURABLE: Aerospace and robotic technologies for the wind energy sector

Digitalisation Offshore wind Onshore wind Operations & Maintenance Technology

When: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 14:30 - 16:00
Where: WindTalks Stage - Hall 1

Session description

Interested in aerospace technologies such as inspection and maintenance drones applied to wind energy? Come to the regional technology workshop that will take place in the afternoon with onsite demonstrations of novel technologies linked to aerial inspection and manipulation of windfarms, additive manufacturing, non-destructive testing, remote control or augmented reality. Find out more before the event with the DURABLE Catalogue of Technologies:

14:30 Welcome and introduction to the project (ESTIA: coordinator)

14:40 Presentation of the technologies developed by technical partners
• VICE (Virtual Immersive Cockpit Environment): A versatile virtual cockpit to remotely supervise and control a multi-system of heterogeneous vehicles. Patxi Berard (ESTIA)
• Thermography applied for inspection in wind tower blades. Pablo Lopez (LORTEK)
• Additive manufacturing for efficient and sustainable maintenance and fabrication. Lexuri Vazquez (LORTEK)
• Design and adaptation of aerial platforms for contact NDT inspection applicable to renewable energy sector. Celia Vilches (FADA-CATEC)
• Trajectory planning for a formation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles inspecting wind turbine. Ángel Rodríguez (University of Seville)
• ALERION: From autonomous drone inspection to digital twin. Ibon Diez (ALERION)

16:00 End of workshop


Patxi Berard

Research engineer, ESTIATECH, ESTIA engineer school

Pablo López

Collaborator Researcher in the Group of Control and Digitalization, , LORTEK Technological Centre

Lexuri Vazquez

Senior Researcher in the Group of Additive Manufacturing Technologies, LORTEK

Celia Vilches

Engineer in Testing and Advanced Processes Unit, CATEC

Ángel R. Castaño

Associate Professor, University of Seville

Ibon Diez

Chief Engineer, Alerion Technologies

Go back

Event Ambassadors

Follow the event on:

Recharge Live