ZephIR launches new offshore wind lidar

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 11:00
ZephIR 300M is the marinised version of the well-known ZephIR 300. (Illustration: ZephIR)
ZephIR 300M is the marinised version of the well-known ZephIR 300. (Illustration: ZephIR)

Wind lidar technology innovation company ZephIR Lidar announced the release of a fully-marinised wind lidar – the ZephIR 300M. The new device is based on the company's established remote wind measurement device, ZephIR 300, and is intended for the offshore wind and meteorological industries.

ZephIR has a 10-year track record in the offshore industry with innovations such as the world's first wind lidar to be used on a fixed platform, the world's first wind lidar to be used on a floating platform, the first wind lidar to be accepted as DNV GL Stage 3 'bankable' on a fixed platform, and the world's first wind lidar to be deployed as standard in dual configuration on a buoy for resource assessment.

The ZephIR 300M provides wind measurements between 10 m and 200 m and is ideal for offshore site resource assessment, power curve measurements and bankable Annual Energy Prediction (AEP) campaigns. It includes as standard:

  • A three year warranty – the most extensive available for a remote sensing device that can be used offshore
  • Optimised industrial design including high UV stability housing, highest grade of marine connectors, marine MET station for improved yaw detection
  • Upgraded cooling and air movement system offering IP68 protection

Zephir Ltd. can now also offer customers a non-exclusive license to the patent-approved application of the technology to operate on an offshore floating platform.

Katharina Garus

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