AXYS Technologies (AXYS) announced it has met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap).
Since the initial deployment of the flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or have underway 20 commercial offshore wind-assessment campaigns and 16 offshore met mast validations covering a wide range of operational, site, and met-ocean conditions in Europe, North America and Asia.
This represents an impressive body of operational experience, equivalent to over 200 months at sea.
“Over the last seven years AXYS has really listened and responded to the high demands of the wind-energy community to continually improve their FLiDAR platform,” said Andy Oldroyd, Managing Director at Oldbaum Services Ltd. “This responsive, open approach has led to AXYS achieving the Stage 3 milestone, and has established them as the prominent supplier of Floating LiDAR data solutions worldwide.”
“AXYS FLiDAR systems have proven to be highly durable and reliable with data accuracy and availability, consistently meeting and often exceeding the stringent OWA Roadmap KPIs under a wide range of harsh environmental conditions,” he added.
AXYS produced the first FLiDAR system in 2009 by equipping its proven 6M NOMAD MetOcean buoy with a LiDAR, and now it owns and operates a lease pool of over a dozen FLiDAR buoys worldwide, with additional buoys under construction.
“In addition to the significant body of work that demonstrates the accuracy of the AXYS FLiDAR system, our AXYS team has over 30+ years of experience providing operations and maintenance support for buoys in extreme weather and sea state conditions,” said Terry Tarle, President and CEO of AXYS. “With this, we are able to give clients confidence that our FLiDAR buoys will provide the finance grade data they need, over the specific timeframe that they need it for their projects to remain on schedule.”
AXYS has continued to invest in design and operation enhancements to increase survivability and maintain high levels of accuracy and data availability in extreme weather and sea states.
“We work with our clients to innovate in areas that will have the most impact on reducing their project risk,” said Tarle. “Features such as dual-LiDAR, triple-redundant power supply and communications, and redundant data storage were all designed to provide unrivaled system reliability and to ensure the success of our customers’ projects.”
The Carbon Trust OWA Roadmap can be downloaded here.
The Carbon Trust Recommended Practices can be downloaded here.
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