Order Placed for First LiDAR Wind Buoys to be Used in China
Titan Technologies Corporation has ordered two Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR measuring buoys for the surveying of the Zhangpu and Changle off- shore wind farms planned for off the coast of China’s Fujian province. This will be the first time a floating LiDAR system will be used for off- shore wind measurements in China. The buoys will be used to precisely measure the wind conditions in the designated locations so as to allow precise calculation of the wind farm’s electricity yield. The projected wind farms are owned by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).
Many business hubs are located close to the coast in China: This, coupled with the state’s expansion targets, is stimulating the constant growth of the off- shore wind energy sector in China. CTG received the contract to build two wind farms with a capacity of 4 GW altogether and wants to obtain precise measurements of the conditions on-site using Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR buoy technology. Titan Technologies Corporation has been engaged by CTG to per- form the measurements. The company will also be completing the installation work, servicing, and data evaluation.