EDF Renewables adopts ONYX technology for wind fleet inspection and service

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EDF Renewables France has equipped all its wind assets with fieldPRO, a cloud-based inspection and service tool from ONYX InSight. This follows the partnership with EDF Renewables North America for ONYX InSight’s Condition Monitoring solutions, including cloud-based system fleetMONITOR and retro-fit ecoCMS hardware installations.

The three-year deal covers all 1,675 MW of EDF Renewables’ wind assets in France. With the use of fieldPRO, EDF Renewables France can digitally document and automate the inspection process, streamlining image categorization with indexed photos and auto-generated reports, according to a press release.

The application’s cloud enables instant data sharing in a clean, consistent format, improving the availability, useability and accuracy of the inspection and survey data. Traditional offline inspections are often siloed and filed away on paper, making it difficult to access. The fieldPRO tool automatically stores and organizes inspection information in a digital format.

fieldPRO also provides health and safety support by enabling remote inspections and validation of procedures, particularly around personal protective equipment. More broadly, fieldPRO provides a checklist for on-site personnel, supporting safe working best practices and ensuring nothing is missed.

ONYX InSight worked with EDF Renewables France to tailor the interface of the software platform to specifically support and align with its requirements.

Keiran Knowles, Business Development Manager Northern Europe, ONYX InSight, said, “Our fieldPRO tool allows operators greater oversight of this crucial part of operations and maintenance, while removing the burden from technicians having to spend valuable time in sorting through hundreds of inspection points and photos and writing laborious reports. Instead this technology facilitates scheduling and work order assignment, while streamlining data collection for improved planning, safety and logistics.”

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