Ørsted to trial drones for carrying parts to offshore wind farms

Danish clean energy group Ørsted (CPH:ORSTED) today said that together with compatriot transport and logistics company DSV it will test using long-distance drones to transport spare parts and tools at Anholt offshore wind farm in the Kattegat offshore Denmark.

The trial is part of Ørsted’s efforts to optimise wind farm availability and lower carbon emissions from service logistics as it aims to become carbon-neutral by 2025.

Cargo drones can reduce the need for transport by ship and make quick deliveries if technicians find that special spare parts, especially small parts, are needed for repairs.