The first commercial offshore wind measurement campaign using floating LiDAR in European waters has kicked off in the Irish Sea. FLiDAR NV has deployed one of its LiDAR buoys for DONG Energy in the southern East Irish Sea.
The partnership initially involves a one year measurement campaign in the Irish Sea. The technology has been developed by 3E, Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA), and Leosphere. The FLiDAR equipment consists of a marine buoy equipped with a buoy-adapted Leosphere Windcubev2 LiDAR held in a passive mechanical stabilisation system. It has previously been tested and validated in the North Sea and in the Irish Sea.