OSLO, Norway – DNV’s South Korea division is working on a wind measurement project related to planning for future offshore wind farms in the country.
The company provides technical advisory and project management support for the deployment and monitoring of seven Floating Lidar Systems (FLS) for energy developer KREDO Offshore.
An FLS takes wind measurements from a vertical light detection and ranging device, DNV explained, and other readings such as metocean parameters.
DNV’s scope extends to reviewing supplier track records and contracts, FLS design, and analyzing data measured by the systems.
It is performing regular data checks for the wind measurements, using these and technical data on the wind turbines to predict the wind farm’s annual energy production. And it makes recommendations to KREDO Offshore to minimize operational risks.
The company will use the FLS measurements to establishing a business case for its offshore wind projects.
Yoon Woo Sik, senior consultant and project manager, DNV Korea, said: “Due to a number of complex nearshore constraints in the Korean peninsula, many offshore wind developers are looking into far offshore areas where the installation of conventional met-masts is less feasible.
“As the FLS technology has become mature and has been widely accepted by the industry, we have seen the significant increase in the demand for the use of FLS in offshore wind measurement campaigns in South Korea.”