ONYX Insight, a major global provider of predictive maintenance solutions (PdM) and Nearthlab, a leading drone technology company, have announced a formal partnership that delivers whole turbine predictive maintenance in one cohesive solution.
The industry is currently seeking to make operations more efficient, amidst the backdrop of a labor, resource and inflation-challenged environment. Together ONYX and Nearthlab will bring capabilities for large operators that address these challenges.
As part of this partnership, ONYX will utilize Nearthlab’s experience with mobile drone technology, reducing reliance on the availability of trained drone pilots and enabling self-performing operators to perform visual inspections of their turbines’ blades for substantially lower costs.
Proven in autonomous flight, and with the latest technology in mobile and blade AI, Nearthlab are a natural partner to ONYX, the market leader in wind turbine predictive maintenance.
“After 2 years of collaboration with Nearthlab across large fleet of assets, we’ve identified strong benefits to turbine health management by combining our technologies into one unified offer. For major components in a fleet, the damage cases can be managed efficiently, end-to-end, from detection through to repair and QAQC”
Ashley Crowther, Chief Commercial Officer, ONYX Insight
Combining this with ONYX’s depth of experience in turbine reliability engineering, the integration of drivetrain, blade health monitoring, and enterprise management systems into a single business ecosystem is a unique proposition that will transform how wind turbines are managed.
And with ONYX now able to monitor 85% of major component failures, an all-in-one turbine health management provider delivers the confidence to self-perform sooner, enabling owner/operators to identify problems earlier, manage them with fewer resources, and ultimately bring down the overall cost of wind farm operations.
“ONYX is a natural partner due the recognition in the market of their leading position in turbine predictive maintenance, and they provide reach into many markets with their global presence. Our new mobile technology will upend how drone inspections are conducted by owner/operators and combines well with ONYX expertise.”
Jay Choi, CEO & Co-Founder, Nearthlab
The partnership with Nearthlab augments ONYX’s existing wealth of blade design and testing maintenance expertise, and strengthens their commitment to delivering comprehensive, world-class monitoring beyond the drivetrain.