Advances in materials have enabled development of larger and more durable blades that can capture wind more efficiently at higher wind speeds. Inspection of wind turbine blades is crucial to ensure optimal performance and identify any damage at early stages to prevent faults.
The global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2773.55 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 14% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
Offshore wind farms have expanded significantly over the past few years driven by supportive government policies and initiatives towards development of renewable energy resources. As offshore wind turbines operate in harsh marine environments, regular inspection and maintenance of blades is important to maximize performance. Inspection service providers are developing advanced drone and robotic technologies to efficiently inspect offshore wind turbine blades without requiring close human interaction. Utilization of drones and robots allows for safer and faster collection of data on blade conditions. Their use is expected to grow further over the forecast period thereby propelling the demand for wind turbine blade inspection services from offshore wind farm operators.
The global wind turbine blade inspection services market is divided into aerial inspection, surface inspection, and ultrasonic inspection. The aerial inspection segment currently dominates the market owing to its ability to provide a comprehensive assessment of wind turbines without requiring close human contact. Aerial inspection using drones allows inspectors to quickly capture high-resolution visual data and infrared imagery of all exposed surfaces and components of the turbine. This reduces inspection time and costs as multiple turbines can be inspected in a single drone flight.
The Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market Size is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2773.55 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 14. % over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
Europe accounts for the largest share of the wind turbine blade inspection services market currently. Several European countries like Germany, France, and Spain have heavily invested in wind power over the past decade. As a result, Europe hosts the world’s largest installed fleet of wind turbines. The aging infrastructure is driving the demand for regular inspections in the region.
Key players operating in the wind turbine blade inspection services market are Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics, Novogene, Fluidigm, BGI, Illumina, Inc., Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Pacific Biosciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., QIAGEN, and F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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