Taking wind energy into the new frontier.
Offshore is wind energy’s new frontier, with governments and investors around the world making significant commitments to expand beyond land. But with this increased enthusiasm come high stakes: In harsh, distant environments, wind developers and operators need the world’s best technology and complete environmental awareness.
Anchored by the WindCube lidar suite, Vaisala’s offshore portfolio provides the flexibility and accuracy required for many purposes, from wind resource assessment, pre-construction, and contractual power curve testing to permanent wind monitoring, research and development, and turbine testing and control.
Our related sensors and data services further enhance the power of WindCube, providing a one-stop, comprehensive solution offering unlike any other. With this range of capabilities, seamless integrations, and global trust, Vaisala is the go-to resource for maritime build-up anywhere on the globe.
Key benefits for offshore include:
WindCube is already the industry’s most recognized, validated, and preferred lidar. Today, it is accelerating offshore innovations and making it more profitable, efficient, and reliable.
For example, WindCube Scan’s Dual Lidar Ready capability has unlocked unprecedented accuracy and flexibility for assessing offshore campaigns. WindCube Offshore, a ruggedized, purpose-built version of the WindCube vertical profiler, is suitable for mounting on buoys, permanent structures, or ships. These and other technologies demonstrate Vaisala’s forethought in enabling wind energy leaders to seize the offshore frontier with confidence.
This eBook details how the WindCube suite of lidars are valuable tools to support any stage of the offshore wind lifecycle.
Wind resource assessment is a crucial, pressure-filled stage. Go beyond legacy technologies to capture the reliable, accurate data you need.
Simplify this traditionally difficult process with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar and a revolutionary software analytics tool.
Achieve continuous gains in power capture and system performance using the industry’s most versatile lidar suite.
Lidar is creating new opportunities for proactively improving energy capture and system reliability.
Embrace Lidar-Assisted Control (LAC) at scale, optimizing energy capture and setting your turbine portfolio apart.
Discover the remarkable science and business outcomes of the industry's gold standard wind lidar.
Provides full, 360° wind awareness for a wide variety of applications – providing unmatched versatility and value over time.
WindCube vertical profiling lidar, ruggedized and optimized for buoys and other harsh offshore deployments.
Industry-leading nacelle lidar can be deployed temporarily for operational PPT and optimization, or integrated by manufacturers for feedforward turbine control.
Software providing full fleet visibility and management for WindCube, and IEC-compliant PPT for WindCube Nacelle.
From Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV) to ongoing maintenance and helideck needs, environmental monitoring and weather nowcasting are changing wind energy.
Intelligently adjust wind turbine light emissions, improving satisfaction for nearby communities while meeting stringent lighting regulations.
Accurately and reliably assess the meteorological conditions that lead to icing on rotor blades for better decision-making before damage occurs.
The ideal ultrasonic wind sensor to enable precise turbine control. Simple, rugged design and extremely high reliability in almost any conditions.
Long-term historic data for specific sites and regions and accurate wind forecasts provide wind energy project owners and managers with the information they need to minimize risk and maximize output year over year.
Enables intelligent analysis of lightning strikes, reliably distinguishing between low-risk strikes and those with greater potential to cause damage or start a fire.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations, anywhere in the world.
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
Quick and easy access to Vaisala's high-quality, accurate historical lightning data through an API or an easy-to-use web interface. This enables robust, data-driven safety and planning practices, as well as advanced risk assessments and incident reporting.
Provides an easy-to-use web interface that lets users download and compile the exact lightning data they need from hazardous weather events near a facility or assets — often eliminating the need to purchase, install, or maintain any lightning detection sensors.
Discover an unparalleled solution for increasing coverage, accuracy, and efficiency in offshore campaigns
Discover the many use cases of lidar for all phases of an offshore project.
Discover how to access offshore weather information when every detail is crucial.
Vertical profiling lidar for Floating Lidar Systems and offshore platforms.
Wind farms are expanding — especially offshore into deeper waters. The weather is harsh and less predictable farther from shore, risking safety and operational efficiency. Delays and repairs can easily cost millions.
Learn how industry leaders are leveraging lidar to support all types of offshore wind measurement projects.
Creating a strategic offshore wind resource assessment (WRA) campaign with scanning lidar.
AKROCEAN uses WindCube Offshore to enable new offshore development.
How Mainstream Renewable Power is conducting more accurate offshore WRA campaigns with on-site WindCube measurements to realize the future of wind farm development in Asia
How Centrale Nantes uses WindCube® Scan lidar to research and optimize floating wind turbines offshore.
How SSE uses WindCube Nacelle lidar to improve offshore Power Performance Assessment campaigns.
Vaisala is ready to talk about your wind project and how we can make it better. Contact us today. We’ll give your project the fresh air it needs.