(L-R) V. Viswanathan and Manish Bhuptani
(L-R) V. Viswanathan and Manish Bhuptani

BENGALURU, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

TUV India (TÜV NORD GROUP) recently conducted stage-wise assessment of 25MW solar PV power project located in about 160 km from Bengaluru spread across 90 acres using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drone.

The overall process involved conducting site assessment, flight planning, undertaking drone flight, uploading data from drone to advanced software, data processing, analysis, documentation, interpretation and delivering final report.

The scope of assessment/inspection conducted with the drone in the first phase included topographical survey, terrain survey, coordinate measurements of land, depth of trench, pile foundation, Module Mounting Structure (MMS) and measurements, distance between poles, tilt, length and allied processes. It further included cable laying, substation, transmission line survey and overview of the project.

The second phase would take place after installation of solar modules and operation of PV power projects for at least six months.

(L-R) V. Viswanathan and Manish Bhuptani
(L-R) V. Viswanathan and Manish Bhuptani



Having executing this solar PV power project successfully with the drone, TUV India is now confident to replicate and make use of this technology for assessment, surveillance and inspection of infrastructure projects like rail, roads, sea port, airports, and areas like cross-country pipeline, wind projects, inspection of terminals, large tank farms etc.

Manish Bhuptani, Managing Director of TUV India and V. Viswanathan, VP – Infra, Rail, Renewable, with the help of TUV India’s site engineers and the drone service provider executed this project successfully.

About TUV India Pvt. Ltd.

With over 10,000 employees, TÜV NORD GROUP is one of the largest technical service providers, offering its advisory, service and inspection expertise in over 70 countries throughout the world. Areas of activity include industrial services, certification, testing, product certification, mobility, training, and IT. TÜV NORD GROUP occupies a unique position in the sector based on its work in the fields of natural resources and aerospace and is firmly committed to its guiding principle and watchword: Excellencefor your business.

TUV India Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1989 as part of the German RWTÜV group’s Indian operations, now the TÜV NORD GROUP, as one of the first certification bodies to start operations in India; since then, it has been closely associated with the quality revolution in India. With over 500 employees in more than 25 locations and state-of-the-art laboratories across India, TUV India is never far from its customers.

TUV India Pvt. Ltd. provides diverse services in certification, industrial services, infrastructure, laboratory testing, training, automotive services, product testing and certification, sustainability services, and renewable energy.



TUV India’s Successful Drone-based Assessment – PV Power Project