DNV to Utilize Advanced Lidar Technology at Bay of St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

DNV to Utilize Advanced Lidar Technology at Bay of St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV has been chosen by the Iberdrola Group to conduct power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at the Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm in Brittany. This project, featuring 62 turbines with a capacity of 496 MW, aims to optimize energy production alignment with projections, enhancing operational efficiency and supporting regional clean energy goals.

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 2-Jul-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV has been selected by the Iberdrola Group to undertake power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at the Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm developed by Ailes Marines. This project marks a significant milestone as Brittany’s premier large-scale offshore wind installation, boasting 62 turbines with a total capacity of 496 MW, capable of powering approximately 835,000 homes. Operational since May 2024, the wind farm represents a pivotal step towards enhancing the region’s clean energy supply and supporting sustainable development goals.

DNV’s scope involves designing, commissioning, and executing a power performance measurement campaign for three turbines, ensuring compliance with the latest industry standards such as the IEC 61400-50-3:2022. This initiative aims to align energy production with projections, thereby optimizing operational efficiency and economic models for the wind farm.

Santiago Blanco, Executive Vice President and Regional Director for Energy Systems at DNV, highlighted the firm’s expertise in leveraging innovative technologies to advance safety and performance benchmarks in wind energy. The collaboration with Iberdrola underscores a shared commitment to driving the energy transition through cutting-edge solutions.

Jérôme Dumont, Offshore Wind Resource Manager at Iberdrola, expressed confidence in DNV’s capabilities in conducting rigorous measurement campaigns, crucial for monitoring and optimizing wind asset performance. The project sets a precedent for future offshore wind ventures, demonstrating the transformative potential of nacelle lidar technology in achieving energy independence and combating climate change.

This collaboration not only strengthens regional energy infrastructure but also contributes significantly to global efforts towards sustainability and renewable energy adoption.

About DNV
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Whether assessing a new ship design, qualifying technology for a floating wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to manage technological and regulatory complexity with confidence.

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