FLiDAR wins prestigious industry award
17 May 2013 - FLiDAR NV, a JV company of OWA and 3E, has won the ITM Industrie Best Practice award for its floating LiDAR solution. The jury selected FLiDAR for its ability to collect, process and commercialise highly accurate, low cost offshore wind data. FLiDAR uses the latest laser technology and motion compensation to drive down the costs of data collection and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind farms.
FLiDAR NV was established less than nine months ago, with the support of IWT, the Flemish agency for innovation, and is already preparing to deploy its first commercial project. A device will be shipped to the UK in the coming weeks for use on an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea for DONG Energy, the Danish utility company and global leading offshore wind player.
Previous winners of the award include Total, ZF Services, Elia, Grontmij and Dupont…
3E is a global, independent renewable energy consultant with over 15 years of experience in wind and solar energy. The company provides consultancy services and software to develop and optimise performance of solar and offshore/ onshore wind energy projects. 3E’s expert wind team operates several LIDARs and floating LIDARs (FLiDAR), providing the most accurate wind data and analyses. 3E guides its customers with engineering and design services, system inspections, due diligence, performance monitoring and optimisation over the lifetime of renewable energy projects. www.3E.eu
OWA (Offshore & Wind Assistance NV) is a fully owned subsidiary of the Belgian company Geosea, offering a wide range of offshore services including maintenance of offshore installations (such as Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas assets). OWA provides marine logistic services (transport of crew, supplies and (spare) parts, heavy lifting), inspection and survey services and maintenance and repair services. Geosea is an experienced offshore contractor offering a wide range of specialized techniques mainly applied from jack-up vessels. They comprise directional drilling, very large diameter drilling and piling, soil investigation, rock drilling and blasting, injection techniques and soft soil improvement and landfall construction through innovative techniques. The company’s current focus is on building foundations for jetties and mooring systems; construction of offshore structures such as offshore wind farms and geotechnical investigation at great depth. GeoSea, which is part of the Belgian DEME group (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering), is operating around the globe. www.geosea.be