Oil, gas platform owner contracts for Lidars in Adriatic


A confidential owner of oil and gas platforms in the North Adriatic Concession area has contracted renewable energy consultancy Megajoule to install multiple wind Lidars as part of the company’s low carbon development strategy.

ZX Lidar’s Lidar ZX 300M, the offshore industry standard, will be deployed to begin taking measurements up to 300 meters from their installed position on the gas platforms to support the assessment of potential wind energy in the area.

Megajoule and ZX Lidars sign Lidar contract for Adriatic at WindEurope Electric City 2021. (Courtesy: ZX Lidars)

“For decades we installed tall met masts at sea — it was the way offshore wind resource assessment was done. Today’s modern approach is with Lidar, specifically ZX 300M, which, in a relatively short period of time, has probably already gathered more offshore wind data than ever previously existed from masts. It is the new standard for offshore wind resource assessment and Megajoule are proud to sign contracts with our confidential client, and with ZX Lidars to unlock the future of offshore wind in the Adriatic,” a Megajoule spokesperson said.

ZX 300M has been responsible for more than 95 percent of offshore wind measurements from floating platforms and the use of the technology has attracted more than £150 billion in clean-energy investment in the last five years. It is expected that Megajoule’s deployment of these Lidars shall also be used to finance future offshore wind farm development in the Adriatic.

ZX Lidars provides wind Lidar products, ZX 300, ZX 300M, and ZX TM for wind energy and meteorological applications. These Lidars deliver wind measurements in both onshore and offshore applications at measurement heights and ranges across the full swept area of the blades of modern wind turbines. ZX Lidars has achieved world firsts with customers, including upwind measurements from a turbine nacelle, turbine wake studies, offshore deployments of both fixed and floating wind Lidar, an industry-accepted validation process, re-financing and re-powering of a wind farm, successful demonstration of measurement accuracy in a wind tunnel, and total wind-project financing from a Lidar without need for a met mast.

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