Wind measurement campaign with M3EA Wind LiDAR Buoy

Thursday, 2 June, 2016 - 12:15
M3EA Wind LiDAR Buoy developed by Nass&Wind Smart Services installed for a wind measurement campaign off the coast of Dunkirk (Photo: Nass&Wind Smart Services)
M3EA Wind LiDAR Buoy developed by Nass&Wind Smart Services installed for a wind measurement campaign off the coast of Dunkirk (Photo: Nass&Wind Smart Services)

Nass&Wind Smart Services installed its Wind LiDAR Buoy, the M3EA platform, off the coast of Dunkirk in France. The system is now collecting wind data to achieve the set objectives, wind resource assessment and characterization for the future offshore wind farm.

The M3EA system (Marine Measurements for Meteorological and Environmental Assessment) developed by Nass&Wind Smart Services is mounted with a Leosphere Wind LiDAR measurement system. According to the company it demonstrated its capacities to successfully comply with the expected recommendations of the “Roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating LIDAR technology” published by The Carbon Trust as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator programme.

The M3EA Wind LiDAR Buoy installed on the Dunkirk site has been tested and validated by DNV GL. The M3EA project has been supported by the Brittany Region during the development phase. In addition Nass&Wind Smart Services has launched a R&D programme for an embedded seabird observation radar with the support of BPI France.

At the beginning of April, Ségolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, announced the third offshore wind farm tender for a site off the coast of Dunkirk. The call for tender procedure should be launched during this summer.

“We aim at proposing those data to future players, from private or governmental entities, who would show interest for the Dunkirk’ offshore wind farm”, said Romain Baronnet, Managing Director of Nass&Wind Smart Services.

Silke Funke / Nass&Wind Smart Services





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