FLiDAR has several commercial contracts in different stages of execution. The first one at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension has been successfully completed. DONG energy used FLiDAR as the sole means of wind measurement. A post validation against a fixed offshore met mast has proven once again the accurate wind speed and direction measurements.
DONG Energy are also using a FLiDAR device to measure the wind resource at the DONG Energy Walney Extension site. It has been successfully measuring since April 2014 and will be brought to a met mast for post-validation at the end of the campaign in mid 2015.
Mainstream Renewables used a FLiDAR buoy as the sole means of measurement to quantify the winds at the Neart Na Goithe wind farm. It has proved to be successful as confirmed by DNV and will set a milestone in floating LiDAR history when they succeed to get to financial close without the use of an expensive met mast. The timelines involved will have proven much shorter as well.
EDF EN has recently chosen FLiDAR for a five year framework agreement for measurement of wind data at their concessions for offshore wind. The first two buoys will be deployed this summer at the Fécamp and Courseulles offshore wind farms.