EDF signs 5 year framework agreement with FLiDAR
EDF has signed a 5 year framework agreement with FLiDAR for offshore wind resource measurements. FLiDAR, the world’s leading supplier of floating lidar technology, will deploy several of their buoys on EDF offshore wind farms over the coming years.EDF has signed a 5 year framework agreement with FLiDAR for offshore wind resource measurements. FLiDAR, the world’s leading supplier of floating lidar technology, will deploy several of their buoys on EDF offshore wind farms over the coming years.
The FLiDAR units have recently been validated by DNV GL as reaching Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Roadmap, which greatly reduces the uncertainty of the measured data. The technology is now accepted by the leading players in the offshore wind industry as a low cost and highly accurate alternative to fixed met masts and FLiDAR is at the forefront of this development.
Bruce Douglas, General Manager at FLiDAR, said: “We are delighted to be chosen to deliver our low-cost, high-value wind resource solution to EDF. This 5 year agreement proves the confidence that EDF has in our product and services.”
The FLiDAR technology has been developed by 3E, global renewable energy consultancy and software provider, and Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA), the subsidiary of marine contractor Geosea.
The FLiDAR equipment consists of an industry standard Mobilis buoy equipped with a state-of-the-art buoy-adapted LEOSPHERE WINDCUBE®v2 LiDAR held in a passive mechanical stabilisation system. It has previously been tested and validated against fixed met masts in the North Sea and in Irish Sea (as part of the UK’s Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme). The performance has been analysed and validated by third parties and has been proven to deliver wind data with accuracy equivalent to standard offshore wind measurements.
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Upcoming events FLiDAR will be at the following events: EWEA Offshore 2015, Copenhagen, 10-12 March
For further information, please contact:
Reinhardt Stevens, Commercial Manager at FLiDAR, Reinhardt.Stevens@flidar.com
FLiDAR N.V., based in Oostende, Belgium, is a joint venture established in August 2012 between 3E and OWA (DEME group), to build, deploy and operate floating LiDAR based measurement devices.
FLiDAR N.V. combines the experience of 3E, an independent consultant and software services provider with more than 10 years of experience in offshore wind measurement and modelling, OWA, a daughter company of DEME, an offshore contractor with huge amount of experience in offshore operations, LEOSPHERE, the world’s leading manufacturer of LiDAR technology and Mobilis, a buoy supplier with a track record of manufacturing and deploying buoys for long periods in extreme offshore locations.
The FLiDAR device can measure wind potential up to 200m above mean sea level with accuracy equivalent to a standard offshore measurement mast, but at significantly lower costs.