Novel Floating Wind Measurement Device Launched

After confirmation of successful tests of the floating wind measurement device in July 2015, seaLIDAR was introduced to the offshore wind energy market today. 

UK-based seaLIDAR Ltd, developed by ESTIA Consulting & Engineering S.A., combines measurement technologies with the potential to perform fully compliant IEC 61400 offshore wind measurements regardless of sea depth or availability of existing infrastructure. SeaLIDAR is a novel, purpose-designed, floating stable platform and incorporates an IEC compliant met mast and a DNV GL Stage 3, bankable ZephIR 300M wind lidar.

ZephIR 300M is the only lidar capable of low height measurements making it ideally suited to correlating with the met mast for in-situ verification of the overall seaLIDAR system.

The seaLIDAR platform further collects additional met data (wave, temperature, pressure, humidity) required for the development of an offshore wind park. The platform itself is fully capable of being deployed in both shallow or deep waters using the minimum of infrastructure and the most common of installation vessels with no requirement for diving support.

A range of additional sensors or alternative remote sensing equipment is available to customise seaLIDAR for its deployments.

The seaLIDAR team will attend both the upcoming AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition and EWEA 2015 Annual Event.

Image: seaLIDAR

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