PROFESSIONAL DRONE  INSPECTION SERVICES

VENTUSHistory:

Ventus Wind started in 2009 performing rope access and ground based wind turbine rotor blade inspection.  Soon after, we discovered that drones could perform much of this work faster, safer and more cost effectively so we began to develop drone systems specifically designed for the wind energy industry.  Drones reduce the risk of humans getting injured by accessing locations that would normally put someone in harms way.  The data that is acquired by using a drone can be significantly better and interpreted faster when integrated to the proper software systems.


Drones are changing the way we think about managing a wide variety of our country's power generation and infrastructure assets.  Ventus performed the first US wind turbine drone inspection back in 2010 and is now utilizing the benefits of unmanned aircraft to inspect Oil & Gas facilities, Pipeline Installations, Land Development, Environmental Protection and much more.

 


Sales Team Contacts:

David Anderson

Sales Manager

N. America - Wind Energy Group

Dallas, Texas

Email: technical@ventuswind.com

Elizabeth Garrow

Executive Vice President

Oil & Gas Group

Jumeriah Marina, Dubai, U.A.E.

Email: Egarrow@ventuswind.com

VENTUS RECIEVES FAA CERTIFICATION:


April 22nd, 2015- Ventus Wind Drone Inspection services receives Section 333 Certification from the FAA to operate multiple drone platforms across the United States both for onshore and offshore operations.


Ventus will commence drone activities in the US as soon as our aircraft receive registration from the FAA

Stephen Robinson

Director

Europe- Wind Energy Group

West Yorkshire, UK

Email: s.robinson@renewcm.com



FLIR TECHNOLOGY:

Ventus utilizes state of the art FLIR technology to deliver best in class infra-red data acquisition systems.  Multiple drone systems can be equipment with our FLIR cameras. 

Ventus News Updates:

May 15, 2015; Ventus To Develop Drone Development Center:


Ventus is looking for a financial partner to help create a Drone Operations Center, (DOC) .  The DOC will focus on bringing together hardware and software that has been created for drones and will evaluate how these systems operate within Ventus' core business segments:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Wind Energy
  • Pipelines
  • Land Development
  • Infrastructure


This work will be offered to potential owner/operators of drones who may require Pilot in Charge (PIC) training.

June 13,  2014, Ventus Sings MOU With TSTC Sweetwater, TX:


Ventus and Texas State Technical College sign an Memorandum of Understanding for the application of an FAA permit application for the operations of drones for the inspection of wind turbines in the United States.  Ventus will utilize TSTC's students and graduates for future hire as spotters and PIC's if they meet the appropriate FAA requirements.


February 2nd, 2012.  Patent Application:

Ventus Wind, an independent wind turbine service provider, files for patent application for several key components related to their aerial wind turbine inspection technique.  Utilizing Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft, (VTOL), Ventus Wind can inspect the condition of a wind turbine’s rotor blades, nacelle and tower for any premature signs of wear, fatigue or early stages of failure at a significantly reduced cost to other traditional inspection methods such as rope access, work platform or boom crane.  The patent application covers several of the value added components of Ventus’ inspection technique including a stand-off device to protect the turbine, an cloud based online video upload system and a computer program that defines the type of damage and estimated repair costs for the turbine owner.  Ventus is currently able to offer full high-definition video as well as thermal imaging from its existing VTOL craft.  Future developments include a method for utilizing shearography to inspect the rotor blades.  For additional information please contact Ventus Wind.  www.ventuswind.com


April 22,  2015, Ventus Receives FAA Approval:

April 22nd, 2015- Ventus Wind Drone Inspection services receives Section 333 Certification from the FAA to operate multiple drone platforms across the United States both for onshore and offshore operations.