Heimdall Power completes first customer installation with automated drone

Brage Johansen

Brage Johansen

CEO

An important technological milestone for the company is reached.

Just before the turn of the new year, the drone team of Heimdall Power completed their first customer installation of a Neuron on a power line.

The installation happened on one of Elvia’s 66kV lines in the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, with temperatures around – 15C. However, the unpleasant conditions did not impact the installation process at all. From the drone leaving the ground, to the Neuron being mounted on the conductor, the time spent was less than three minutes.

Elvia, Norway’s biggest DSO, sent several representatives to observe the historical moment in the freezing conditions.

Tore Tuneid, line man at Elvia, commented the autonomous drone installation in the following way.

“I must say that this was very elegant, fast and effectively executed, and also totally problem-free. Safety is also an important advantage here. Overall, I was very impressed by how easy it was, it really is a long list of advantages”  

Sven-Ole Knoll, project engineer at Elvia, tagged in along the same lines.

“First and foremost this was incredibly smooth and fast. Hopefully this is something we can use more in the future”

CEO at Heimdall Power, Thomas Wikberg, comments the milestone in the following manner: “I am really proud that the Heimdall Power drone team managed this breakthrough. We have now demonstrated for an important customer, Elvia, that we are able to mount our Neurons safely and effectively on lines with voltage. In the future this can save our customers an immense amount of time, money and enhance safety."

Below you can watch the non-edited video of how the drone installation process panned out. In the video notes on our Youtube-channel you will find a description of what happens throughout the video. 

Heimdall Power will now continue to develop this groundbreaking technology of ours and aim to conduct multiple customer installations with drone throughout 2023.

Please contact Øyvind to know more

Øyvind Teigen
CTO

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