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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Inspection and Maintenance of Wind Farm InstallationsTWI Ltd (The Welding Institute)193, Great Abington, Cambridge, United Kingdom
There have been a lot of developments around renewable energy recently and much speculation regarding the number of wind farm installations being built around the European coast.
In some European countries, legislation states that any fixed installation requires an annual inspection.
The CSWIP 3.3U - Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Inspector course run by TWI Training & Examination Services is the perfect first point of call. A small ROV can conduct a general video survey of the entire submerged structure including scour survey, cathodic protection and thickness readings if required.
A Diver Tender course would be of great benefit. Inshore diving regulations require a minimum three-man dive team comprising supervisor, diver and a stand-by diver.
The remaining members of the team are not required to be qualified commercial divers however, the inshore regulations state that the diving contractor must be satisfied that the Diver Tenders are competent.
TWI offers such training based around the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 Approved Code of Practice. The first course took place in February in Middlesbrough, UK and the attendees feedback was excellent. The training covers:
For further information, please contact Dave McIver on: +44 (0) 1642 216320 or contact us.