Galion gets measure of Dudgeon
Statoil, Statkraft deploy SgurrEnergy lidars at nearby Sheringham Shoal
Statoil and Statkraft have deployed two of SgurrEnergy’s Galion G4000 lidar units close to the site of the 400MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm.
The devices (pictured) have been placed on the transition pieces of two turbines at the nearby Sheringham Shoal facility and will acquire project-critical wind resource data for Dudgeon’s development.
SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, said the data will “enable robust energy yield estimates for Dudgeon wind farm, including site wind conditions such as wind shear and turbulence”.
It added that the measurements will allow “IEC-compliant characterisation of the incident wind resource at the two Sheringham Shoal turbines that the Galions are installed on, enabling low-cost offshore power curve tests of these wind turbines”.
Sgurr will provide services for the duration of the campaign including the deployment of both devices, data retrieval, analysis, reporting and decommissioning of the equipment.
SgurrEnergy senior scientist Peter Clive said: “The versatility and scanning capabilities of the Galion Lidar device give us an opportunity to gather wind resource measurements offshore that would not otherwise be possible.
“Galion has a strong track record in this kind of low-cost offshore measurement, giving us confidence in the methods.”
The latest appointment follows a successful 12-month campaign for client Areva, for whom three Galion devices were deployed on a wind turbine in the North Sea earlier this year, one on the transition piece and two on the nacelle.