Eolos has deployed its FLS200 floating lidar buoy off the coast of Ulsan in South Korea, for Shell, which partners with Hexicon and Coens to build floating offshore projects in the Asian nation.
Shell chose Eolos to provide the turnkey services of a wind resource floating lidar and metocean measurement campaign.
With water depths of 150 meters, the project brings the company into a new area and deeper waters simultaneously, in what is anticipated to be a harsh environment for the measurement campaign ahead, Eolos said.
“A prestigious project award for Eolos, raising the profile of our ability to secure complex projects, in this case under the eye of an internationally recognized client who has one of the most respected health & safety mindsets in the sector.
“Let’s not underestimate the accomplishments here: floating lidar now recognised as the sole wind resource measuring device, in a new geography for the entire industry, providing bankable data for a development that will be using pioneering floating foundations.
“Eolos is now a recognised part of that story, something it has earned over the past four years as we execute our project pipeline now over three continents.”Julian Harland, Eolos sales director.
“An aspect that particularly I appreciate is the local vendors that Eolos has partnered with and is working with during the project execution and will continue to do so during their operation and maintenance campaigns. Engaging with local stakeholders fosters trust and is coherent with our own development strategy here and in the region.”Henrik Baltscheffsky, Hexicon chief executive and CoensHexicon director.