Inspecting World’s Largest Crane Vessel

 Area of business: Digitalization


Drone / Sensor / Payload: Intel Falcon 8+ with Sony Alfa 7R + gimbal payload.


Results: Live data video image and high definition inspection pictures.


About the vessel: At Nordic Unmanned we are proud to have been involved in the drone inspection of structural areas of Heerema’s Sleipnir Vessel. The Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir is the largest crane vessel in the world designed for offshore heavy lifting. It has two cranes of 10.000 metric tonnes lifting capacity each. This vessel can be deployed globally for installing and removing offshore structures.


About the project: Nordic Unmanned performed an inspection of critical structure areas of the main columns that connects the floaters to the main box. The distance between the floaters and the box bottom is of approx. 20m, which makes these areas of difficult access for inspectors to control.


Comment from Nordic Unmanned:We are very happy to have taken part in this project. This is a “one-of-a-kind” vessel which has given us the opportunity to show Nordic Unmanned’s capabilities and skill to perform high demanding projects, delivering high data quality results in a safely manner.”

Dr. Jose Luis Gil Yepes, Vice President, Digitalization, Nordic Unmanned