Baltic Power Deploys LiDAR Offshore Poland

Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, has deployed a floating LiDAR at its offshore wind farm license area in the Polish Baltic Sea.

The LiDAR will study environmental impacts and wind conditions which are expected to help assess the potential for the development of Baltic Power’s project with a capacity of up to 1,200MW.

The device is installed in the central part of the project site, some 30km from the coast in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone, and will measure the wind speed, direction, strength and turbulence.

It will also measure air temperature and humidity, atmospheric pressure, electrolytic conductivity and water flow directions.

According to Jarosław Dybowski, PKN ORLEAN Executive Director for Energy, the data will also be used as a basis for deciding on possible financing.

The agreement to conduct environmental and wind surveys was signed at the beginning of the year with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk.

Source: Orlen Group

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