Developer EDP Inovação has tapped Axys Technologies to deploy its WindSentinel resource assessment platform as part of a European floating wind turbine demonstration project off Portugal.
The buoy-shaped device, which uses a three-beam Vindicator III simultaneous pulse Lidar to measure wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence at
turbine hub-height and across the blade span, will be moored this summer in some 40 metres of water
6km offshore as part of the EU-funded multinational Demowfloat
“This [is] a groundbreaking initiative aimed at significantly reducing
the cost of offshore wind,” states Axys chief executive Terry Tarle.
be our first European deployment for the WindSentinel, which is representative
of the unprecedented work being undertaken by the Demowfloat team.”