Fixed & Floating Wind Farms
While more and more fixed offshore wind farms benefit from Radac Directional Wave Radar, we are taking the lead implementing our newest system, motion compensated directional radar for the floating wind designs, taking the dynamics of the structures into account. This is no easy task and that is why we do it!
But the question is what is the importance of real-time wave data? And why Offshore Wind is choosing for RADAC?
Waves, major risk factor in every stage of the project
There is a lot of economics in the background considering majority of the offshore wind farms are not completed on time. Off course there are different reasons to this, but one of them is simply sea state related downtimes.
Offshore wind farms are moving further away, new floating designs are being introduced, and new challenges are being faced by the industry while contractual obligations are tightened to reduce cost.
Obtaining accurate wave data has always been one of the backbones of offshore operations and the need of improved, real-time sea state data is now more critical than before. Part of the reason is, to reduce down-times, therefore the requirement of correct observation of such dynamic and changing environment is increasing being adapted.
Knowledge of the actual site conditions is essential to assists all the stakeholders (onshore and offshore), in determining an optimum weather window during which operations can be performed safely.
Radac’s real-time wave intelligence supports safer offshore operations, brings confidence in smart decision-making while contributing substantially to, installations and O&M activities offshore, as a result, ultimately increasing the workability.
What is it used for?
Data is being used to analyze and improve forecasting, modeling, activity planning and to assess structures that need constant attention. This vast variety of applications rely on our wave radars daily, around the globe.
The big picture for the OWF owners and operators is the risk of not being able to perform the events that are scheduled due to lack of environmental awareness at site which might cause millions $ of loss throughout the project.
OWF’s choose for Radac.
Traditionally wave observations and measurements have been done with equipment that is merged with water or completely under water. This introduced many disadvantages and eventually higher operational cost.
Our No water contact – No moving parts – No maintenance No (re-)calibration systems that have hardly any costs of operations, and yet specifically designed for the offshore wind industry while keeping in mind the severe conditions as well as the ease of installation and use. Confidence on Radac systems have been built around the continuous verification and validation done by our clients and partners against the industry references.
Our commitment to industries in offshore has not changed since the beginning. In this ever changing environment Radac is continuously improving the technology to bring smarter, customer-oriented solutions.
Note: The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Offshore WIND.