Tideland Signal, the international specialist in aids to navigation, has launched a comprehensive integrated package of warning systems specifically designed to mark meteorological masts in offshore windfarms.
The complete package includes both aids to navigation (AtoN) to warn shipping in the vicinity and also aircraft obstruction lights (AOL), all compliant with the relevant IALA (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) and the UK’s DECC standards (Department of Energy & Climate Change). As the leading OEM in its field, Tideland is also able to offer consultancy services, commissioning, training and applications engineering for specific user requirements. In addition, all equipment can be configured for solar power operation using photovoltaic panels and batteries engineered by Tideland’s subsidiary company Dabbrook Services Ltd.
The main AtoN items in the package are Tideland’s benchmark SeaBeacon 2 System 6 radar beacon, AB-560 fog signal, fog detector, Tideland Informer AIS broadcasting information to shipping and the latest generation LED marine lantern, Nova-250 which projects a 360 degree, high-intensity horizontal beam over a range of more than 15 NM at a transmissivity factor of 0.74.
The smaller Nova-65 may be used when ranges below 10NM are specified. Manufactured from a marine grade of rugged, corrosion-resistant housing, these new lanterns combine low-maintenance, high reliability, advanced optics, power-conditioning circuitry and high-intensity LEDs, making them highly suitable for solar power operation. If required, an AtoN panel with back-up batteries and volt-free contacts for SCADA may also be included.
Press release, September 05, 2013; Image: tideland