‘Robots hold the key to net zero’

A new report claims that by 2050 the robotics market in the energy sector will be worth £8.4bn and could become essential to the maintenance and success of key renewable systems

Sizewell B reconnects to the grid

The power plant has been closed for planned refuelling and maintenance work

SkySpecs acquires two European wind companies

It has stated the acquisition represents an opportunity for wind farm owners and operators to confidently invest in, maintain and manage their assets for sustainable returns

Norway’s Hammerfest LNG plant to be closed for up to a year

Operator Equinor said the fire repairs at the facility could take up to 12 months

Cyberhawk secures drone maintenance contract with US utility

The drone-based inspection firm won the contract for the work in California through a competitive tender process

ABB’s submersible robots ‘halve cost of transformer maintenance’

The technology firm has used its submersible robotic technology to help silicon producer Simcoa Operations safely, quickly and efficiently inspect one of the two power transformers its manufacturing facility relies upon

Crawling robots ‘could soon be the future of wind turbine maintenance’

Sandia National Laboratories in the US says autonomous machines could keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy

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Severn Trent uses Uber drivers to look at water leaks

The drivers sent images to the company’s engineers, who then dispatched appropriate staff to fix issues

Could ‘robotic ant’ solar tech put humans out of a job?

Osoji Solar seems to think so – it says its dust-cleaning devices could significantly boost solar efficiency

Is Northern Powergrid’s new eco-paint a stroke of genius?

The DNO says its sustainable paint provides an alternative to polluting, white spirit-based options