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Ocergy has announced that its pilot OCG-Data Blue Oracle, a buoy with Lidar and underwater equipment for ocean resource assessment and characterisation of life in the environment, is now anchored 30km offshore Leucate in the Occitanie region (France) in 95 meters of water depth.
The buoy is installed in one of the pre-selected zones of the Mediterranean Floating Wind Tender (AO6). The buoy data acquisition system is fully operational, and high resolution metocean and biodiversity data are already being acquired.
Ocergy, which leads the project, which is partly sponsored by Ademe (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency), is joined by strategic partners Skyborn Renewables, Tachysséma Développement, the University of Perpignan CREM, and Sens of Life.
Ocergy worked with several suppliers for the project, including Brodosplit for the buoy fabrication, Jifmar for the offshore installation, and Vryhof for the anchor and mooring supply. The buoy is fitted with TP Product structural compact flanges and a Vaisala Windcube lidar. The buoy was assembled at the Euroports Marine Renewable Energy terminal in Port-la-Nouvelle, France.
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