RPS’ floating LiDAR buoys offer world-leading measurement technology. They provide highly accurate data to inform offshore wind farm development, for activities such as site selection, yield optimisation, array engineering and workplace safety. They have so far been deployed in the US, the UK, Australia and most recently, South Korea.
Our LiDAR buoys are now celebrating a big milestone: they have collected six years of data and their comms systems are yet to drop a single 10-minute transmission. Their reliability means that our clients can expect successful acquisition of high-value continuous data, delivered on time.
The buoys’ success is down to excellent build quality, our team’s decades of metocean experience and their advanced design including remote intervention capabilities. They have already achieved Level 2 certification from the Carbon Trust (qualifying them to collect bankable wind resource data for clients wishing to develop offshore wind farms), and they are now heading for Level 3. That milestone is expected to be reached in the next 12 months.
This infographic explains a little more about the RPS LiDAR buoys, including what happened when two buoys deployed in 220m of water off South Korea took a direct hit from Typhoon Maysak in September 2020 (estimated to be an extreme, 50-year return period, storm event).
RPS has over 30 years’ experience building and operating metocean buoys. Our track record of collecting, analysing, interpreting and applying metocean data goes back more than 35 years. If you would like to learn more, visit our Floating LiDAR page or you can use the form below to get in touch.
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