SAO MAMED DE INFESTA, Portugal – An unnamed offshore operator in the North Adriatic Concession area of the Mediterranean Sea has contracted Megajoule to install multiple wind Lidars.
The offshore industry standard Lidar ZX 300M will be deployed to take measurements up to 300 m (984 ft) from their installed position on the gas platforms to support analysis of potential wind energy in the area.
According to Megajoule, the best practice for any wind development is to measure wind conditions at heights that respond to the expected wind turbines.
The addition of 15-MW+ generators introduces 260-m (853-ft) hub heights and 220-m (722-ft) rotor diameters, ruling out the use of met masts.
ZX 300M is said to have covered more than 95% of offshore wind measurements from floating platforms. Megajoule expects results from these Lidars to be used to attract finance for future offshore wind farm development in the Adriatic.