As the wind industry expands offshore, larger turbines and deeper waters make weather intelligence even more critical for operational decision-making.
With new global demand, Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV) face intense pressures to avoid costly delays and risk, and offshore maintenance and transportation operations require nowcasting and accurate weather insights to minimize downtime and improve safety.
Vaisala’s solutions for wind awareness, thunderstorm tracking and warning, and helideck operations are tailored to reduce the total cost of energy and make offshore wind energy safer and more cost-effective. From port operations to vessel safety, craning, and helidecks, Vaisala is taking the industry into the offshore frontier.
At sea, the wind can be merciless and a lack of local observations creates challenges to the accurate forecasting of the wind profile within the first few hundred meters above sea level. WindCube is the wind energy industry’s best and most trusted wind profiling lidar (light detection and ranging) for providing exceptional maritime wind awareness under any conditions.
Suitable for port or vessel mounting, WindCube is compact and ruggedized for the harshest conditions and can easily be repurposed for multiple campaigns. It comes with WindCube Insights — Fleet software, which provides simple, rapid access to wind speed/direction data for anyone on your team.
Lightning is a critical parameter to tracking thunderstorm activity. Thunderstorms pose a safety risk to personnel, potential damage to assets, and possible high winds — all of which can cause costly delays. Vaisala’s Thunderstorm Manager and GLD360 Global Lightning Detection Network provide accurate, real-time guidance and planning for helicopters, lifting operations, crew exchanges, and other crucial operations.
Thunderstorm Manager and GLD360 are the industry’s most accurate and trusted solutions for offshore operations, providing unmatched location accuracy. With them, these traditionally risky operations are made much safer and more cost-effective.
Getting assets and people to and from an offshore site can be perilous and costly. Vaisala’s Helideck Monitoring System (HMS) provides real-time data for the most important weather parameters, addressing a significant source of risk and allowing for the smooth transportation when it matters most.
Built on proven Vaisala sensors, HMS is an automatic weather station providing crucial information for piloting, equipment transfer, and personnel movement along decking and ingress/egress paths. It is enhanced with simple, modern software for data management and decision-making.
Wind farm development is booming — especially offshore where the weather is harsh and less predictable. Hazardous winds, lightning and storms risk safety and efficiency, and delays and repairs can easily cost millions. From construction to maintenance, the key to maximizing safety and efficiency is accurate and reliable weather insights in every phase of the journey.
WindCube vertical profiling lidar, ruggedized and optimized for buoys and other harsh offshore deployments.
Reliable, accurate marine weather data is critical for keeping crew members and helicopter operations safe, and for keeping delays in check.
Monitor and alert on potential lightning threats anywhere, anytime and from any device with this cloud-based storm monitoring application.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations.
Offshore wind energy is booming. This timely webinar explains how onsite observations and nowcasting enable wind developers and operators to optimize wind farm build-up, maintenance, and critical Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) operations.
Complete thunderstorm awareness for improved safety and continuity in maritime operations.
Read about accurate, actionable global lightning detection for maritime operations with the simplicity of a subscription.
Learn why WindCube Offshore is the industry standard lidar for efficient, safe WTIV operations.
5 ways advanced weather sensing leads to better offshore wind farm builds.
But how do you secure more reliable weather window estimates for efficient and safe installation? Learn about remote wind intelligence for any vessel.
Threats from lightning and thunderstorms can impact safety and reduce the efficiency of WTIV operations by delaying installations. Discover how to detect lightning literally anywhere for smoother operations.
Understand Vaisala’s complete offering of sensors, displays, and systems for critical weather conditions offshore.
Learn how you can tailor integrated maritime environmental observations to your specific needs.
Explore five years of global lightning data to glimpse the power of Vaisala lightning monitoring.
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