TGS To Launch Multi-Client Wind and Metocean Measurement Campaign
Energy Valley member TGS has announced the start of Norway’s first-ever LiDAR buoy measurement campaign to support offshore wind development. The announcement was made during the Floating Wind Days conference.
The campaign’s first floating LiDAR buoy will be deployed in the Utsira-Nord zone and conduct wind, metocean, and environmental measurements to enhance decision-making for the three floating wind project areas to be awarded in Norway’s first floating wind lease round, they write in their press release.
“TGS is very pleased with the high level of interest and commitment from the offshore wind consortia competing in the Utsira Nord lease round for the measurement campaign. The data, combined with analytics through our Wind AXIOM platform, are expected to significantly enhance the decision-making and risk-reduction ability of all stakeholders investing in this region’s offshore wind development future,” says Jan Schoolmeesters, EVP of Digital Energy Solutions at TGS.
TGS’ multi-client approach, where multiple customers can subscribe to the same floating LiDAR data, provides a significant advantage for offshore wind developers by reducing development costs and timelines and providing a unique, early opportunity to minimize uncertainty in future energy generation.
The TGS buoy will deliver a comprehensive suite of data over a 12-month measurement campaign with the option to extend for an additional year. In addition to wind speed measurements, the data package includes critical metocean and environmental data such as significant wave heights, ocean current profiles, and acoustic monitoring of birds and bats.
Read the full press release here.