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BLADE WORKS LTD AND IRIS GROUP SIGN AGREEMENT FOR UTILISING ROBOTICS IN THE WIND TURBINE SECTOR

20th October 2016 News Editor

London, UK; Thursday 20 October 2016: Blade Works and IRIS Group, companies at the forefront of commercial inspections across Europe, team up to combine traditional methods with new unmanned airborne technology to deliver exciting new solutions.

Blade Works, a wind turbine rotor blade inspection and maintenance company has signed an exciting agreement with IRIS Group, a robotics Managed Services company to deliver advanced and innovative Intelligent inspection reporting solutions for the UK Wind Turbine market.  The two companies will combine traditional inspection reporting methods and state of the art sensors flown from industry leading unmanned air vehicles (UAS).

The solution is a balance of traditional methods and new technology. UAS are used to gather the required high definition images and then experienced blade technicians compile and complete a traditional report, but with the addition of utilizing sensor technology such as Infra-Red images that can identify the damage at a deeper level/depth, than can be seen by the naked eye.

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About IRIS Group

IRIS Group is a privately owned people orientated company offering the expert provision of managed solutions using robotics, with a primary focus on airborne systems.IRIS Group is a collective alliance of comprehensive UAV industry knowledge, technical and operating expertise, data analysis specialists, supported by robust administrative systems and sound financial resources. IRIS Group has offices in London, UK and
Bergen, Norway

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About Blade Works

Blade Works Ltd are a specialist rope access blade repair and inspection services company, owned and operated by IRATA Level 3 technicians. They offer many years of wind industry experience to their clients, enabling them to provide the highest standards of rotor blade repair and inspection, full reporting services and long term blade management and maintenance programmes tailored to their clients specific needs. Operating throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, their head office is located in Canterbury, Kent.