Europe’s first commercial deployment of floating LiDAR (FLiDAR) wind measurement technology is underway in the Irish Sea for Dong Energy.
buoy will carry out a one-year measurement campaign for the Danish offshore
The FLiDAR unit – developed by renewable energy consultancy
and software services provider 3E
and Geosea subsidiary Offshore & Wind Assistance – is made up of a moored,
harsh-environment marine buoy fitted with a Leosphere WindCube v2 lidar (light
detection and ranging) system that will collect and stream wind-speed data back
to the developer.
Hugh Yendole of Dong said: “The
FLiDAR unit represents another example of how we are looking at technology
across the development and construction process to help lower the cost of
are looking forward to seeing the results from the tests in the Irish Sea that
will help to inform our potential future projects in the area.”