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EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions will provide two of its floating LiDARs for the New York Bight metocean campaign, for which NYSERDA just awarded contracts to Ocean Tech Services (OTS) and DNV GL. The Spanish company will supply the technology as part of its collaboration with the U.S.-based OTS. EOLOS said it is now working on the two […]
The Carbon Trust has announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems.
At this year’s EWEA, Offshore WIND took the opportunity to interview Rajai Aghabi, CEO of EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions, a newly launched company specializing in floating wind lidars. Offshore WIND: How did EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions enter the offshore wind market? Was the cooperation with KIC InnoEnergy crucial in launching your company? Rajai Aghabi: EOLOS came […]
RWE Innogy, together with the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, completed a two year trial at what is soon to become the world’s second largest offshore wind farm. They tested the Light Detection and Ranging units (LIDAR) technology mounted on floating buoys at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in the Liverpool Bay. The trial, […]
Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for. More than 12 years ago, floating LiDAR (lidar) devices were introduced to the offshore wind industry – to meet a specific market need. Developers in the growing, but not yet mature, offshore wind […]
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published an update of the Floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) Roadmap, accepted as the international industry framework for technology maturity.
Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has flown two shipments of measuring buoys from Luxembourg to China for the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind projects.
EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions has appointed now former Senior Sales Manager for GE Renewable Energy division, Julian Harland as its Sales Director. EOLOS is strengthening its team with additional orders landing on its desk, following a secured project portfolio of more than EUR 2 million in 2016.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has published “The Metocean Plan”, authored by the UK-based Carbon Trust, which was supported by Frazer Nash Consultancy. The plan aims to support developers and financiers with the deployment of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solutions.
Wind measurement experts, gathered at a seminar hosted by Leosphere in June, claimed LiDAR is becoming the clear choice for bankable offshore wind measurements, saving millions on costs.
ECN has confirmed that the Fugro Oceanor Seawatch floating LiDAR is in the pre-commercial stage according to the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating LiDAR technology. In collaboration with RWE, Eneco and Fugro Oceanor, ECN has performed a Fugro Oceanor Seawatch floating LiDAR validation trial near the offshore meteorological mast IJmuiden, […]
The Carbon Trust today announced details of the world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Up to five different offshore wind measurement devices will be subjected to an extensive testing and validation against the state-of-the-art meteorological masts at three North Sea Round 3 sites. This campaign is […]
Following the launch of the global Lidar Research Programme earlier this year, the first award has been granted to novel floating mast provider, FloatMast®, in association with leading research institute CRES. The project will see a ZephIR 300 wind lidar deployed on the FloatMast platform to gather finance-grade wind data enhanced with a short mast […]
The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator has published a roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating LIDAR technology. As part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, The Carbon Trust, along with a consortium of industrial partners, are investigating the potential of floating LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology in the context of wind resource assessment for the offshore wind […]
Spain-based floating LiDAR supplier EOLOS and Smartec Scientific Corp., Taiwanese provider of resource monitoring systems, have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two companies delivering floating LiDARs to the offshore wind sector in Taiwan.
EOLOS, the developer of autonomous floating LiDARs, has secured a project portfolio of more than EUR 2 million in 2016, its first year as a commercial entity.
The ECN part of TNO, KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), and Whiffle, a Delft University of Technology spin-off, are releasing the new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas on Thursday, 17 January. The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) is said to include an unprecedented level of detail where the wind is mapped up-to 600m in height and […]
A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN) wind farm zone.
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has requested a permit from the Australian Government to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of south-eastern Victoria, which would have up to 250 turbines and a capacity of at least 2GW.
The Scottish Government has invested a further GBP 1.5 million in the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).
Ailes Marines, a joint venture between Iberdrola, RES and Caisse des Dépôts, is currently deploying an EOLOS FL200 floating LiDAR that will measure wind conditions in the south part of the site of its future offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. In December, AXYS Technologies’ WindSentinel floating LiDAR was deployed as part of the project. The two floating LiDARs […]
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), working with AWS Truepower of Albany, New York, has installed a WINDCUBE vertical profiling lidar at WHOI’s Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO), located two miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in the Outer Continental Shelf. Funding for the installation was provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) as part […]
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is expanding the number of offshore measuring locations and is entering a partnership with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). ECN, KNMI, Rijkswaterstaat and several other parties have various measurement masts and measurement systems set up off the coast from Egmond aan Zee, IJmuiden, Borssele and by the Goeree […]
As the year draws to a close, Offshore WIND staff bring a reminder of interviews which caught our readers’ attention the most in 2015! GE Has the World’s 2nd Largest Order Backlog Offshore WIND has spoken to Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO of GE’s offshore wind unit, at the EWEA 2015 event in Paris, where the company introduced […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded Fugro with a contract to supply metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm zone.
EOLOS has signed further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar extending order coverage of the ZephIR 300M wind LiDARs used within the EOLOS FLS200.