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AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has announced the WindSentinel platform ordered by EDP Inovação (EDPi) under the European funded project, DemoWFloat, has been deployed off the coast of Portugal near Viana do Castelo.

The WindSentinel floating LiDAR platform was delivered ahead of schedule and EDPi will now use it to test and monitor the performance of their prototype floating wind turbine and contribute for the development of new methodologies for deep offshore resource assessment and also refine the wind estimate for this location. Since deployment in late July, the WindSentinel platform has experienced winds exceeding 20m/s as well as 8m waves, and has operated with over 98% data availability.The Demowfloat project is receiving funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 296050. It aims at demonstrating the Windfloat (floating Offshore wind turbine prototype) technology and gathers 13 entities of 6 different countries.

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