SgurrEnergy’s innovative remote sensing device, Galion Lidar, has been deployed by Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd, owned by leading international energy companies, Statoil and Statkraft, to undertake a wind measurement and analysis campaign to support the development of Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk in the UK.
Two Galion G4000 Offshore wind lidars were deployed on the transition pieces of two wind turbines at nearby Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm and the campaign will acquire project-critical wind resource data for Dudgeon wind farm’s development.
SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, is engaged to provide services for the duration of the measurement campaign including the deployment of both Galion Lidar devices, data retrieval, analysis, reporting and decommissioning of the equipment when measurement is complete.
The wind resource data gleaned from the measurement campaign will enable robust energy yield estimates for Dudgeon wind farm, including site wind conditions such as wind shear and turbulence.
The wind data will include measurements that will allow IEC compliant characterisation of the incident wind resource at the two Sheringham Shoal turbines that the Galions are installed on, enabling low cost offshore power curve tests of these wind turbines.
This deployment is another example of Galion Lidar’s remote mast configuration delivering high value data in an offshore environment in a highly cost effective way. This appointment follows a successful 12-month campaign for client AREVA, where three Galion offshore devices were deployed on a wind turbine in the North Sea earlier this year, one on the transition piece and two on the nacelle.
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