Floating Lidar company EOLOS to deploy with ZephIR in Baltic Sea
29 November 2017 – Turn-key offshore wind measurement company confirms deployment with one of the biggest energy Utilities in Poland. EOLOS FLS200 commissioned at Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Farm.
In a competitive tender EOLOS secured contracts to deploy the EOLOS FLS200 floating Lidar, purpose designed for the offshore industry incorporating the leading ZephIR 300M wind Lidar ensuring the highest levels of accuracy in wind measurements. Requiring minimum time for installation and re-deployment the floating device provides cost effectiveness in both project CAPEX and OPEX.
The campaigns commence November 2018 and wind measurements will last for two years. Data collected shall support the development of the un-disclosed Wind Farm with capacity for over 1GW.
Recently appointed Sales Director Julian Harland commented: “We are very proud to have been selected for this opportunity, allowing us to deliver, on time, our award-winning solution to a new geographic market for the company – the Baltic Sea. This combined with our project experience in the Western Europe, industry recognised validation by The Carbon Trust complements our plans to expand in to both US and Asia with a credible track record. That said, organic growth is key for me in the near term and execution performance is the team´s priority, the rewards of which should raise our profile for the remaining pipeline of consented projects in the region.“
Matt Smith, Offshore Specialist at ZephIR Lidar responded: “We are very pleased to see the EOLOS FLS200 being used in the offshore wind measurement market. It goes to show how targeted funding, academia and industry can bring excellent products to market. The EOLOS team has worked very hard to deliver an excellent service to its Customers and I am confident that there will be many more FLS200 deployments in the future and they are a great team to work with. Personally, I am always pleased to see the benefits of ZephIR 300M being realised by a wind measurement provider and their customer”
The FLS200 is fully equipped to gather combined wind, wave and current information. The on-board ZephIR 300M provides detailed wind information from deck level and remotely up to 200m above the buoy. The Lidar remains the single most proven device in the offshore market on both fixed and floating platforms having been first deployed in 2005.
Eolos Floating Lidar Solutions offers turn-key measuring solutions to the offshore wind industry. Its product, the EOLOS FLS200, is a highly robust validated floating buoy that uses LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology to gather high-quality wind and ocean data from any offshore location. It enables wind farm planners to perform wind measurements at heights of more than 200 metres above sea level, and to calculate wave and current movements up to depths of 300 metres. As a floating buoy, the EOLOS FLS200 provides for fast installation and rapid re-location to other areas within a wind farm site or to completely new sites when required. By using the EOLOS FLS200 floating LiDAR system, project developers can reduce the costs of essential wind measurement by a factor of ten compared to conventional mast installations.
About ZephIR Lidar
ZephIR Lidar provides industry-leading wind lidar products, ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM for wind energy and meteorological applications. These lidars deliver accurate wind measurements in both onshore and offshore applications at measurement heights across the full range swept by the blades of modern wind turbines. With more than 10 million hours of operation in the field and over 1000 deployments (and counting), ZephIR Lidar has pioneered the use of lidar in the wind industry. The company is proud of the many world firsts it has achieved with customers including: upwind measurements from a turbine nacelle, turbine wake studies, offshore deployments of both fixed and floating wind lidar, an industry-accepted validation process, re-financing and re-powering of a wind farm, successful demonstration of measurement accuracy in a wind tunnel and total wind project financing from a lidar without need for a met mast.
To find out more visit: http://www.zephirlidar.com