meteorological masts News

  • Second meteorological mast installed at Dogger Bank

    Offshore wind developer Forewind’s second of two planned meteorological masts erected at Dogger Bank using innovative suction installed Bucket Foundation and "human free" technique for the steel tower placement. The latest mast to be installed – Dogger Bank Met Mast West - will provide essential wind, wave and other weather information, as well as marine traffic data for the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Mobile masts used in African weather monitoring

    Africa hopes to plug gaps in its weather and climate data by mounting automatic weather stations onto its extensive network of mobile phone masts. Less than 200 of its weather stations meet UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards — compared to several thousand in Europe — leaving many smallholder farmers without forecasts. The vast majority of farmers in Africa practise rain-fed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • GL Garrad Hassan to provide Celtic Array Met Mast

    Centrica has awarded a contract to GL Garrad Hassan, the renewable energy consulting business of the GL Group, for the design, supply, installation and operation of an offshore meteorological mast system for their Celtic Array project in the Irish Sea. Located 15km north of Anglesey, the system includes a meteorological mast, power supply system, navigational aids and full suite of measurement ...


  • SMart Wind successfully installs Round 3s first met mast

    SMart Wind, the joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, today announced the successful installation of the first meteorological mast in the 4GW Hornsea Zone. One of nine zones awarded licences by the Crown Estate in 2009 this is the first zone to install a met mast. The meteorological mast uses the world’s first 'twisted jacket' foundation for the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Mobile masts could help measure rain and chill vaccines

    Mobile-phone masts in Africa could be used for other development initiatives, such as filling gaps in rainfall data and providing electricity to refrigerate vaccines, experts say. For example, masts could be used to measure rainfall in areas without rain gauges, according ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Collecting Wind Data With Remote Sensing and 60-Meter Masts is a Cost-Effective Alternative to 80-Meter Met Towers Alone, Analysis Finds

    Combining remote sensing measurement tools with 60-meter meteorological tower data is an accurate, cost-effective alternative to collecting wind information vs. with 80-meter met towers alone, according to a cost analysis from Second Wind.The analysis determined that one wind study using ...


  • Carbon Trust, Forewind and Fred. Olsen host VIP visit to see construction of novel offshore wind foundation

    Innovative suction installed bucket foundation technology will be used on two meteorological masts to be installed at the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Zone later this year. On September 4th a delegation from Fred. Olsen, the Forewind Consortia (made up of representatives from RWE Innogy, SSE Renewables, Statkraft and Statoil) and Carbon Trust visited the Harland and Wolff facility in ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Offshore Wind Accelerator launches world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating offshore wind measurement devices

    The Carbon Trust today announced details of the world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Up to five different offshore wind measurement devices will be subjected to an extensive testing and validation against the state-of-the-art meteorological masts at three North Sea Round 3 sites. This campaign is the latest ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • GL Garrad Hassan Commissioned for “FINO Wind” Research Project

    DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilisation and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the measuring set-up ...


  • Wind measurement campaign completed at Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site using innovative floating LiDAR

    FLiDAR have completed the onsite wind measurements at the Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm being developed by Mainstream Renewable Power. Neart Na Gaoithe, a 448MW wind farm located in the North Sea off the East coast of Scotland, has recently been awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) by the UK government. The FLiDAR floating LiDAR buoy (pictured) provided on-site wind measurements and ...


    By FLiDAR NV

  • New floating offshore wind measurement device completes validation

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Mainstream and DNV GL validate floating offshore wind measurement device as part of Carbon Trust OWA programme

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results[1], FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Dogger Bank site for innovation with another first

    New & safer installation technique used to lift meteorological mast tower on top of wind turbine foundation at Dogger Bank offshore wind zone. The Dogger Bank offshore wind zone is proving to be a site for innovation as a new and safer installation technique has been used to lift Forewind's initial meteorological mast tower on top of the innovative suction-installed bucket ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • OWA to support state-of-the-art BEACon dual Doppler radar project to reduce cost of energy from offshore wind

    The Carbon Trust today announced its support for a state-of-the-art technology trial, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), to understand the viability of using dual Doppler radar to produce high-resolution dynamic maps of the wind flow through and around a wind farm. The measurement campaign is part of OWA partner DONG Energy's BEACon (Beamed Radar for Energy Assessment and Site ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • CASELLA WINS FIRST INDONESIAN ORDER FOR AGRICULTURAL AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATIONS

    Working in conjunction with distributor, PT Inter Pasific Cemerlang, workplace and climate monitoring specialist, Casella Monitor (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), has won an order for 14 Agricultural Automatic Weather Stations (AAWS) from the Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics in Indonesia. The AAWS units, which are funded directly ...


    By Casella

  • Successful installation of first suction bucket foundation at Dogger Bank

    The first of two innovative suction-installed foundations that represent the first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm have been installed the at the Dogger Bank, 125 kilometres off the UK's east coast. The first of two innovative suction-installed foundations that represent the first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm have ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • On-Site Calibration with weather sensors from Lufft

    Sometimes it is not possible to renounce for your meteorological stations for several days to ship them for calibration to a calibration laboratory. Nevertheless, the measurement technique should be calibrated at least every two years – The solution is on-site calibration! Two examples of such service I would like to present in more detail in this blog post: Lufft ...

  • Planning decision for Navitus Bay offshore wind park

    The announcement was made today for the wind park off the Dorset and Isle of Wight coasts. The reasons behind the decision are set out in the decision letter A DECC Spokesperson said: “Careful consideration has been given to the ...

  • £6.5m trial of new low cost offshore wind foundation to commence this summer

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake installation trials of the Universal Foundation ‘suction bucket’ offshore wind foundation. Such innovative foundation ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

    A French start-up company from ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres – information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using ‘lidar’ (light detection and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

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