Published: 24 November 2021 24 November 2021
A confidential owner of oil and gas platforms in the North Adriatic Concession area has contracted renewable energy consultancy Megajoule to install multiple wind Lidars as part of the company’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. ZX Lidars' ZX 300M will be deployed to begin taking measurements up to 300m from their installed position on the gas platforms to support the assessment of potential wind energy in the area.
Best practice for any wind development is to measure wind conditions at heights that respond to the expected wind turbines and with the introduction of 15MW+ generators this introduces 260m hub heights and 220m rotor diameters dismissing the feasibility of using met masts. It is expected that Megajoule’s deployment of these Lidars shall also be used to finance future offshore wind farm development in the Adriatic.