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Zorlu MERLIN JB 1DeTect has announced it will install, operate and maintain a Merlin Avian Radar System (ARS) at the Fujeij Wind farm in Jordan. The Merlin radar unit will be built at DeTect’s manufacturing plant in Panama City, Florida, USA and shipped to Jordan for installation at the wind farm.

The ARS will primarily be monitoring breeding raptors and other threatened birds species in this area of Jordan. Once the wind farm is operational, DeTect’s Merlin Scada (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) functionality will provide advance “early” warning (out to 3-8 miles) to the wind farm ornithologists and managers of approaching migratory or individual birds under mortality risk conditions. At this stage they can elect to shut down individual or all the turbines in the park.

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