Ørsted Picks Pulse Monitoring Equipment for Greater Changhua

Ørsted Picks Pulse Monitoring Equipment for Greater Changhua

Pulse Structural Monitoring has won a contract to provide digital structural monitoring and insight services and equipment for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Pulse is in charge of providing the design, fabrication, yard installation and commissioning of the monitoring instrumentation on three wind turbine foundations.

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Illustration)

The Acteon company said it will supply its NX2 digital platform for acquiring a range of measurements that include bending and torsional strain, inclination, displacement and acceleration in key components of the jacket legs, nodes and turbine generator towers.

This solution will also include the provision of corrosion and anode monitoring equipment to provide Ørsted with the full package of digital measurement data required.

Deepwater, also an Acteon Group company, is working with Pulse to provide anode monitoring systems.

“Being one of Ørsted’s important partners on the Greater Changhua wind farms is a major milestone for Pulse Structural Monitoring,” said Brian Taylor, Head of Sales at Pulse.

“As a company, we have over 20 years’ experience in our core offshore markets and have completed some smaller renewables projects, but this contract recognizes that we have achieved a major and strategic transfer of skills and knowledge to the offshore wind and renewables market.”

Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind sites have a total potential capacity of 2.4 GW, with a total of approximately 1.8GW scheduled for buildout in 2021 and 2025.

This includes the 900 MW Changhua 1 and 2a wind farm for which the Danish developer took a final investment decision in April 2019. It will feature 111 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines some 35 to 50km off the coast.