offshore wind lidar News

  • 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

  • Searoc Successfully Install Floating Wind Lidar For Garden State Offshore Energy – Seazephir Noted As ‘The Future Of Offshore Data Collection’ For Wind Farms.

    International marine engineering company SeaRoc are delighted to announce the successful delivery and deployment of a SeaZephIR product to Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE), a US joint venture project between Deepwater Wind and PSE&G Renewable Generation. Garden State Offshore Energy is a planned utility scale project of approximately 1,000MW installed capacity, over 20 miles offshore due ...


    By SeaRoc Group

  • 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

  • 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

  • GL Garrad Hassan Project FORCE to accelerate cost reductions for offshore wind

    GL Garrad Hassan has launched an ambitious project to bring fresh thinking to the design of offshore wind turbines. Project FORCE (turbine optimisation FOr Reduced Cost of Energy) will build on GL Garrad Hassan’s expertise in turbine design, control system engineering and structural modelling. The project will systematically consider new technologies that can be applied to offshore wind ...


  • 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

  • Ground breaking trial at world`s second largest offshore wind farm concludes

    A two year trial to collect wind speed data at sea, using innovative laser-based measurement devices mounted on floating buoys, has concluded. RWE Innogy, together with the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, tested the Light Detection and Ranging units (LIDAR) technology at ...


    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

  • Offshore wind critical to secure Japan’s energy security, and continued focus on RD&D needed, says the Carbon Trust

    Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D) efforts to reduce the country’s exposure to the highly volatile costs of imported energy and secure its future energy supply, according to a series of reports released today by the Carbon Trust. Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Remote Sensing Will Play an Increasingly Important Role in the Wind Power Market

    The wind power market currently provides almost 3 percent of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies are becoming critical in order to integrate greater amounts of variable wind energy into the grid. Meteorological towers, or met towers, the predominant solution at present, serve a range of forecasting needs. According to a recent report ...

  • 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 ...


  • RWE Innogy testing second metocean buoy after promising first trial

    RWE Innogy, in partnership with the operator of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, has successfully completed the trial of an innovative offshore buoy for measuring wind and wave data in the Netherlands. The floating measuring platform demonstrably fulfilled the requirements with regard to availability and accuracy. For the purpose of testing further technical configurations with various ...


    By RWE AG

  • Metocean buoy installed in the Dutch North Sea

    Wind, waves and currents have a profound impact on the construction, the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Therefore, the offshore windfarm Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy are testing a new and innovative metocean buoy that has been installed yesterday in the Dutch North Sea. The buoy has been deployed for a six month validation period nearby the already existing IJmuiden ...


  • AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce we have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap). Since the initial deployment of our flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or ...

  • Meet the Experts: GL Garrad Hassan presentations at HUSUM 2012

    For 25 years the HUSUM WindEnergy conference has been attracting international experts and decision makers from the wind energy industry, giving them the opportunity to discuss new technologies, innovative products and future market trends. GL Garrad Hassan will be at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, with experts giving presentations at GL Garrad Hassan’s exhibition stand 2G03, hall 2. GL Garrad ...


  • OWA issues Expression of Interest to wider industry to further research on pioneering measurement campaign

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has completed the analysis of data gathered from the pioneering £2 million measurement campaign at E.ON’s Rødsand 2 wind farm, and has now launched a call for Expressions of Interest from other organisations who want to access ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • SgurrEnergy shows it’s ahead of the curve following release of new standard

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has shown it is ahead of the curve following the publication of a new wind turbine standard from the International Electrotechnical Commission, the 2nd edition of IEC 61400-12-1. The leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s Power Performance Testing (PPT) services, which deliver wind turbine power curve ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Neptune project tests its buoy at sea

    The innovation project Neptune, supported by KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, launched for the first time its buoy into the sea for testing on last Wednesday, May 22nd, at the “Pont del Petroli” in Badalona, Spain. The main objective was to compare a fixed buoy´s wind measurement data -located at a nearby pier- with the sea located buoy´s, so as to detect any measurements ...


    By KIC InnoEnergy SE

  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2012: Meet GL Garrad Hassan’s experts at presentations, seminars and poster sessions

    The constant drive to innovate has taken the wind industry from its humble beginnings to its current prominence as the state of the art in energy generation. For the industry to continue to develop and lead the globe to a new era of sustainable energy, innovation must be ongoing, global, and part of every facet of the process from development to delivery. EWEA 2012 will mark the ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2013

    Meet GL Garrad Hassan’s experts at presentations and poster sessions. GL Garrad Hassan will be at the EWEA 2013 conference in Vienna this week, with experts giving presentations, chairing sessions, while also being on hand to meet attendees at their exhibition stands. The topics GL Garrad Hassan experts are presenting include forecasting, yaw control and condition monitoring. GL Garrad ...


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