Eolos has deployed its FLS200 floating lidar buoy off the coast of Ulsan in South Korea for Shell, which is partnering with Hexicon and Coens to develop floating offshore projects in the Asian country.
Shell selected Eolos to provide the turnkey services of a floating lidar campaign for wind resource and metocean measuring.
The project, with water depths of 150 metres, takes the company simultaneously into a new region and deeper waters, in what is expected to be a harsh environment for the measurement campaign ahead, Eolos said.
Eolos sales director Julian Harland described the contract as “a prestigious project award for Eolos, raising the profile of our ability to secure complex projects, in this case under the eye of an internationally recognised client who has one of the most respected health & safety mindsets in the sector”.
He added: “Let’s not underestimate the accomplishments here: floating lidar now recognised as the sole wind resource measuring device, in a new geography for the entire industry, providing bankable data for a development that will be using pioneering floating foundations.
“Eolos is now a recognised part of that story, something it has earned over the past four years as we execute our project pipeline now over three continents.”
Hexicon chief executive and CoensHexicon director Henrik Baltscheffsky said: “An aspect that particularly I appreciate is the local vendors that Eolos has partnered with and is working with during the project execution and will continue to do so during their operation and maintenance campaigns.
“Engaging with local stakeholders fosters trust and is coherent with our own development strategy here and in the region.”