Installing met masts for monitoring environmental conditions at new offshore renewable installations is time-consuming and expensive. Lidar presents a more cost-effective option for developers, but these technologies still need to be tested and verified against existing installations.
Companies looking to test and verify new lidar technologies onshore can now access ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife. Our onshore met mast at Levenmouth enables the testing, calibration and verification of onshore lidar systems. With access to high-quality wind resources and environmental data, developers and manufacturers can compare and verify new remote sensing techniques against traditional methods.
The National Offshore Anemometry Hub (NOAH) is installed three nautical miles off Blyth, Northumberland. It provides wind resource and environmental data to validate turbine demonstrations with the instrumentation and data management capability to be made available for future research collaborations. Leading industry players such as Axys and EOLOS have all successfully demonstrated their technologies at NOAH.
Our clients demand state-of-the-art reference data during verification campaigns to quantify their measurement uncertainties and ultimately reduce their overall cost of capital, which is why we have chosen ORE Catapult for some key AXYS FLiDAR® verification and uncertainty classification studies.
CEO, PRESDIENT AXYS TECHNOLOGIES
Steve Ross is the Data & Digital Business Lead at the Catapult, supporting a dedicated team based in Glasgow. He joined ORE Catapult in 2017 with over 17 years of commercial and data experience in the renewable energy sector having worked for the likes of Centrica, MeteoGroup and 3TIER Visala as their Managing Director for the EMEA region. He also ran his own consultancy Spoor Global for several years, and has in-depth knowledge of O&M strategies and practices as well as the platforms, applications and use of core analytics in the wind market.