The Sirris initiative won the „Best scientific poster“award at the EWEA 2012 event yesterday.
The prize has been awarded for the company’s state-of the –art testing at the Belwind offshore windfarm under the flag of OWI-Lab.
Namely, in October, after a couple of offshore training days, people from Sirris and VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – BruWind) performed the first offshore measurement campaign. The application lab was contacted by North Wind NV to acquire the damping value of an offshore wind turbine which is mounted on a monopile foundation. In order to be able to do so a structural vibration measurement had to be performed in the low frequency domain (<0,5Hz).
Offshore WIND staff, April 18, 2012; Image: sirris