Sidney, B.C. Canada
environmental conditions around a wind farm is crucial to a wind farm operator.
Making wrong decisions from inaccurate or incomplete data can be costly in
terms of time, money or worse accidents.
In an effort to ensure they receive accurate and consistent wave and
ocean current data, RWE Innogy GmbH (Hamburg,
invested in a TRIAXYS Directional wave and currents buoy. The
German energy giant purchased this buoy after a careful, year long review of
available products on the marketplace. They will deploy the buoy near their Nordsee
Ost wind farm project. The buoy may then
be redeployed at other RWE wind farm sites in the future.
One of the
key features of this buoy is a dual primary telemetry option. RWE will initially use the buoy in a remote,
offshore location that will require satellite telemetry – Iridium in this case
– to send data back to key decision makers.
Then, eventually or in the future when needs change, they will have the ability
to switch the primary telemetry over to VHF radio. Waves will be measured by the TRIAXYS
Directional wave sensor. Ocean currents
will be measured by a Nortek 600KHz current profiler. Secondary telemetry and Watchcircle
monitoring is available through Inmarsat D+ telemetry. The
mooring has been designed for a 30 metre deployment environment.
Deployment will be carried out this spring. Terms of the contract are confidential and
have not been disclosed.
RWE is one
of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas
companies. Through their expertise in oil, gas and lignite production, the
construction and operation of conventional and renewables-based power plants,
commodities trading as well as electricity and gas transmission and sales, we
cover the entire energy value chain. More than 70,000 employees supply about 16
million customers with electricity and nearly 8 million customers with gas via
our fully consolidated companies. For more details please see http://www.rwe.com/web/cms/en/8/rwe/
Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote
environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems. For further information
contact AXYS at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.axystechnologies.com
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