AXYS Technologies Inc. has joined the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) to further the shared goal of developing innovative and cost-efficient offshore wind solutions for deep waters and harsh offshore environments.

Specific areas of common interest include R&D initiatives that will explore the use of floating LiDAR to measure turbulence intensity, test power performance, trial & validate novel measurement systems, and develop environmental baselines.

AXYS has recently deployed its dual LiDAR WindSentinel buoy next to the FINO1 standard mast to perform validation studies and learn more about wind/wave interactions, microwave temperature profilers, and O&M decision support applications over the next 4-6 months.

“AXYS is committed to developing new offshore wind energy solutions which address real-world Wind Energy operational problems and we are delighted to have partnered with NORCOWE and its’ industry leading partner companies to participate in these important R&D initiatives in the sector,” comments Terry Tarle, CEO & President of AXYS.

Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, Director at NORCOWE said: “Met/ocean measurements have been a major topic within NORCOWE from the beginning in 2009. With AXYS joining NORCOWE, our measurement capacity is strengthened even more.”

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