A range of tests using drones at a wind farm in the North Sea have been completed, offering another glimpse of how the technology could have an important role to play in the renewables sector.

The tests were carried out at the 309 megawatt Rentel offshore wind farm by DEME Offshore and Sabca, a Belgian aerospace firm.

According to an announcement from DEME Offshore earlier this week, the trial focused on several areas including turbine inspections, environmental surveys and parcel deliveries.

One part of the pilot involved an automated drone being deployed to carry out a search and rescue demonstration, in which it used infrared detection to locate its target before dropping a life buoy into the sea.

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