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SgurrEnergy supports growth in Scottish offshore wind industry

International renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, is providing expert advice and consultancy services to Scottish firms as part of its role in the Scottish Enterprise funded Offshore Wind Expert Support Program. In partnership with Innovation Centres (Scotland) and Caithness Renewables, the Glasgow-based consultancy is supporting businesses to diversify into the offshore wind

Wind Talk

Wind Talk: Where has U.S. offshore wind been?

I’m Nic Sharpley, associate editor of Windpower Engineering & Development magazine. Welcome to another edition of Wind Talk, Windpower Engineering’s podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from the industry’s newsmakers in their own words. This podcast features Chris Barry, Chair of Ocean Renewable Energy and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine

AnaBat detectors passively record echolocation calls for acoustic bat surveys.

Bringing down the cost of wildlife surveys

Wind Energy is a relatively young industry which makes it difficult to anticipate potential impacts, especially regarding bird and bat mortality. Initially, state and federal agency guidelines for the surveys, such as those from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, required extensive data collection making them expensive, time consuming tasks. But according to Stantec Consulting

SgurrEnergy is using its wind meaurement device, Galion Lidar, to carry out a comparison study of all recognized methods for determining turbulence from Lidar measurements.

Galion Lidar measures turbulence in unusual study

Renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, has commenced the a  comprehensive study of turbulence from wind farms using the versatility of its own wind scanning Lidar, Galion, and synchronized Lidar techniques. SgurrEnergy is using its Galion Lidar wind measuring devices to carry out an comparison study of all recognized methods for determining turbulence from Lidar measurements. The methods

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Wind Talk: An offshore wind victory in Maryland

Propelled by the effects of climate change and seeing an ideal location for offshore wind, the Sierra Club of Maryland spent years championing the Maryland Offshore Energy Act of 2013. Finally, on April 9, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the legislation, which creates incentives to develop up to 500 MW of offshore wind capacity. Skepticism

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Bankend Rig wind farm now energized

Bankend Rig wind farm located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, has now commenced energy generation.  The wind farm, which comprises 11 Siemens 1.3MW turbines, began feeding clean energy into the grid on March 27. International renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, has been working on the Bankend Rig project since early 2012 and has

Since the first lightning location data was recorded on June 1, 1983 the NLDN has contributed 30 years of lightning data, improving meteorological forecasting of storm activity;

Vaisala celebrates 30-year anniversary of National Lightning Detection Network

Vaisala is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network, the most accurate, reliable, and scientifically validated lightning detection network in the United States. Since the first lightning location data was recorded on June 1, 1983 the NLDN has contributed 30 years of lightning data, improving meteorological forecasting of storm activity; protecting critical power,

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Laser-based wind measurements from Ecofys could reduce cost of energy from wind farms

Ecofys consultants recently initiated a study to help bring down costs for wind energy projects in the Netherlands. Results indicate that using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) can increase the value of a typical Dutch wind farm by over €1 million. These first-time results quantify how much targeted measurement campaigns help improve the value of

SgurrEnergy's G4000 Offshore Galion Lidar deployed on an AREVA M5000-116 wind turbine.

SgurrEnergy and AREVA Wind launch offshore wind-measurement campaign

Leading renewable engineering consultancy, SgurrEnergy, in partnership with AREVA Wind, has announced the launch of a comprehensive offshore wind energy measurement campaign. The campaign, which the companies say is the largest of its kind, involves the deployment of three of SgurrEnergy’s G4000 Offshore Galion Lidar devices, a compact and advanced wind energy scanning Lidar, on

SgurrEnergy's SgurrMetMast

SgurrEnergy launches SgurrMetMast

SgurrEnergy, independent engineering consultancy, has launched its own wind monitoring meteorological mast, SgurrMetMast, for use in wind resource assessments. SgurrMetMast is available in heights of 70 or 80 meters and can be installed with a range of wind monitoring instrumentation including cup and ultrasonic anemometers; temperature, pressure and relative humidity sensors, and wind vanes to