Ocergie SAS recently announced that its pilot OCG-Data Blue Oracle (Buoy with Lidar and Underwater Equipment for Ocean Resource Assessment and Characterization of Life in the Environment), is now anchored 30 kilometers offshore Leucate in the Occitanie region in 95-meter water depth in one of the pre-selected zones of the Mediterranean Floating Wind Tender (AO6).
Vaisala WindCube Lidar is integrated into the buoy data acquisition system. The buoy is fitted with TP Product structural compact flanges and was assembled at Euroports Marine Renewable Energy terminal in Port-la-Nouvelle.
“This key milestone closes the first year of the project, and the scientific teams are excited to embark in the data acquisition and analysis year-long phase, which is expected to provide valuable biodiversity and environmental information,” said Christian Cermelli, president of Ocergie SAS.
“In addition, this buoy serves as a one-third scale pilot of our OCG-Wind Floating Offshore Wind foundation with important return on experience expected to further mature our FOW design.”
The buoy data acquisition system is fully operational and high resolution metocean and bio-diversity data is already being acquired.
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