Engineering services company Babcock has deployed its floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology to provide offshore wind data at the proposed Aberdeen offshore wind farm – the one loathed by US president-elect Donald Trump for spoiling the view from his adjacent onshore gowf** course.
Babcock’s floating LiDAR system has been installed as part of a 12 month contract to collect wind resource and met-ocean data.
See also: Trump to Salmond: ‘Scotland will go broke and will never be Independent of England if you approve wind farm near my golf course’
Moored to the seabed at the site of the proposed 11 wind turbines, 92.4MW capacity wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast, the system collects information by light detection and ranging on a variety of wind parameters across the rotor span, including minimum, maximum and average wind speed, turbulence intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
Ian Lindsay, Managing Director of Renfrew-based Babcock Energy & Marine Technology, said: “This is another key development for the Scottish renewable energy sector and an exciting programme for our Rosyth team to be involved in.”
Offshore construction work at Aberdeen offshore wind farm is due to start in Autumn 2017.
Gowf is the Scots language word for ‘golf’. See also for information:
*The verb ‘to golf’ is recorded in dictionaries in the 18th century onwards;