Areva hires SgurrEnergy for key wind-tests

An Areva turbine at Alpha Ventus

An Areva turbine at Alpha Ventus

French turbine manufacturer Areva has brought in UK engineering consultancy SgurrEnergy to undertake a far-ranging wind measurement campaign at the Alpha Ventus offshore test field in the German North Sea.

The programme – claimed to be the “most comprehensive” ever carried out in the industry – will deploy a trio of SgurrEnergy’s G4000 Offshore Galion Lidar devices on a 5MW Areva M5000-116.

They will simultaneously gather wind data at multiple measurement points, to feed back detailed information on the resource before and after it interacts with the turbine.

From the collected data, Areva expects to form a detailed overview of the inflowing wind field conditions over the entire rotor area, along with a better understanding of wake effects downstream of the turbine.

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