People fly over UK wind farms
Image: Jet suit paramedic trial in the Lake District (Image: Stuart Bolton, Ørsted)
Humans could join flocks of birds flying near wind turbines – no, this isn’t a scene from a Netflix series, it’s just a trial run of new technology designed to explore the viability of a combination at reaction for paramedics for the wind industry.
The technology was developed to support renewable energy operations in areas with limited or no access to conventional modes of transportation.
The flying suit, which is ultimately designed to improve the way emergency first responders are applied in offshore wind projects, has been tested in the Lake District in north-west England.
The offer is the result of a new partnership between Ørsted with Great North Air Ambulance Service and Gravity Industries.
Peter Teglman Schiøler, Product Owner for Operations & Maintenance Logistics at Ørsted, said: “With safety at the forefront of everything we do, we want to explore ways to provide emergency assistance to our colleagues in the event of need.
Richard Browning, Founder and Chief Test Pilot at Gravity Industries, said: “Our motivation to create the suit came from wanting to challenge what seemed like the impossible and seeing it now used for areas of mobility special forces and first response search and rescue. , it’s very exciting.”
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