Offshore wind hunts for new subsea tech

A research programme for the offshore wind industry has launched a competition to find new subsea inspection technologies. Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) hopes innovations to provide better data on grout integrity and welds for turbine structures will help reduce costs in the sector. Winners of the competition will be able to test their […]

Toshiba’s new nuclear inspection robot

Toshiba has unveiled a new robot (pictured) that it says can withstand high radiation and work in risky nuclear areas. The four-legged Tetrapod robot has been built to carry out investigative and recovery work in off-limit locations such as the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Weighing 65kg and able to carry up to 20kg, the robot […]