AXYS metocean buoy supports Polish offshore wind development
January 18, 2017
AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce that a WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy has been recently deployed approximately 60km offshore along the Northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea. This buoy, procured by polish developer Baltic Trade and Invest (BTI), will be used as part of their upcoming Environmental Impact and Assessment campaign in the Baltic Sea. This campaign will form part of the Environmental application for the offshore wind farm development “FEW Baltic II”.
The WatchKeeper buoy is equipped to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, directional waves, current speed and direction, conductivity, and water temperature in near real-time via satellite telemetry. The buoy also uses a new AIS Aid to Navigation device, which broadcasts buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic. This both protects the buoy from collision by notifying vessels of its location, and can also act as an additional telemetry method providing data within radio range.
“AXYS is proud to be supporting BTI with their environmental impact and assessment campaign with our real-time metocean buoy system,” said Terry Tarle, President & CEO at AXYS Technologies. “We wish BTI success in their anticipated involvement in developing the offshore wind farm FEW Baltic II.”
“BTI is very happy to work with AXYS and anticipates quality results from this campaign,” said Bernd von Wieding, President of Baltic Trade and Invest Sp. z. o. o.
An AXYS Field Technician assisted with the commissioning and deployment of the buoy, as well as provided training to the local service workers for the continued operation and maintenance of the buoy.
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