DHI launches bird recognition technology to reduce turbine collisions

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 15/11/2022 DHI A/S
DHI A/S has developed a new solution for automatic recognition of endangered bird species. MUSE AI is based on artificial intelligence and advanced video analysis and allows for reducing speed of offshore wind turbines, when specific bird species fly by.

The system is designed for integration with the offshore wind farm’s control system and aims to reduce the collision risk for birds. The solution is supported with AI-based species recognition, which automates the recognition process and enables speed reduction on rotor blades, when specific bird species fly through the farm.

According to DHI, the AI functionality enables accurate species recognition, and the algorithms calculate the birds’ flight routes through the offshore wind farm. Furthermore, the AI-based species recognition enables shutdown of individual wind turbines

"MUSE AI is a strong example of how we can apply Danish innovation and 30 years of experience with offshore wind to ensure more renewable energy and protection of biodiversity. Sustainable development is at the core of our business in DHI, and we are proud to be able to bring MUSE AI to the market and consequently contribute to accelerating the development of the offshore wind energy so critical to the green transformation," said explains Mikael Kamp Sørensen, Executive Vice President for Energy & Ports in DHI.

MUSE AI has received testing at DHI’s own test facilities in Denmark, which will also act as a demonstration centre for MUSE AI.