Swire Energy Services buys into Portuguese wind O&M tech start-up

Aberdeen-based Swire Energy Services (SES) is expanding its renewables portfolio with an investment in the Portugal-based wind operation and maintenance (O&M) technology start-up, BladeInsight.

This is the first investment in Swire Energy Services’ history that will see a stake investment in a technology company exclusively servicing the renewable energy industry.

The deal will see SES obtain a majority shareholding, with options for further investment in a company which provides cloud-based asset management software and autonomous drone robotic solutions for wind turbine blades.

Sabine Weth, VP offshore wind for Swire Energy Services, commented: “We see this investment as an opportunity to leverage the advanced drone technology and data platform to support the development of specialised and highly cost-efficient services in the offshore wind industry going forward.”

Founded in 2015 by André Moura, BladeInsight currently services the wind markets in Europe, North and South America.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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