Wind Measurement and Metocean Advisory
Offshore energy development carries the unique challenge of balancing design, financial and project certification. An optimal quality wind resource and metocean measurement campaign set the basis for any succeeding energy yield or design-related studies and processes impacting the certainty of energy yield.
OWC combines first-hand research knowledge in the field of wind measurements with practical experience from a large number of commercial project assignments. We assemble technical experts from different disciplines to develop the optimal measurement concept, tailor solutions and manage campaigns on behalf of our clients, including data processing and quality control. We primarily work with classical anemometry but also have the capacity to identify and manage opportunities utilising novel technologies such as scanning lidar.
Unique environmental challenges from new markets.
Increasing costs in classical measurement techniques.
Increasing pressures on driving down CAPEX, OPEX and LCOE.
More extreme environmental conditions for floating wind.
With current changes in the market environment and classical measurement techniques becoming more and more expensive, Floating Lidar technology becomes a true alternative, providing cost-cutting and more flexible wind measurements to the project. Having provided technical and consultancy services to several Floating Lidar deployments in commercial projects, OWC is a leading technical advisory in the field of Floating Lidar technology and measurements.
OWC offers a wide range of services in metocean and wind measurement broadly covering:
- Development of site-specific wind resource and metocean measurement concepts with state-of-art measurement instrumentation
- Survey campaign management including data quality control and reporting
- Desktop metocean studies for characterisation of operational and extreme conditions
- Desktop metocean studies
- Owner’s engineering services
- Survey procurement support and campaign management
- Weather downtime analyses
- Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling
- Power curve verification
Experience with different measurement technologies
- Floating Lidar
- Scanning Lidar
- Nacelle Lidar
- Met mast
- Oceanographic mooring
- Real-time offshore measurements
- Seabed / subsea measurement
The value we bring
Leading technical advisory in floating LiDAR technology deployment and measurement.
Vast practical experience across >300 wind projects globally.
Combined with expert and specialised knowledge in the field of metocean and wind measurement.
Basis for design-related studies and processes having direct positive impact on the end bottom line.