US engineering group Timmons has tapped wind resource assessment outfit Axys Technologies to join a team looking at metocean and offshore environmental monitoring off Virginia.
follows the award of funding by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and
Energy for a research project aiming to cut costs for commercial offshore wind
power developments on the outer continental shelf waters off the east coast
“We look forward to realising some practical solutions
that will help to reduce the overall cost of harnessing wind power offshore,” says Axys chief executive Terry
Timmons’ Rich Thomas adds: “Axys’ unique combination of considerable experience
combined with innovative systems integration techniques will assist us to
produce a reliable, state-of-the-art monitoring solution.”
In February, Axys deployed a laser-based Lidar unit at the entrance to
Virginia’s Chesapeake for a government-backed project led by WeatherFlow to develop
an offshore wind model in the area.