Floating Lidar Buoys to Support Dutch Wind Energy Potential Project
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Floating Lidar Buoys to Support Dutch Wind Energy Potential Project

RPS, a leading global professional services firm, has been selected to support a new project to measure wind energy potential and metocean conditions for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) at IJmuiden Ver.

The team will deploy four Lidar buoys for the two-year measurement programme, collecting and reporting on crucial wind, wave, current and tidal data. The IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone covers approximately 400km2. RPS’ Dutch base for the deployment will be its facility in the new Blue Port Centre in Den Helder – a site being redeveloped to support renewable energy transition in the Netherlands. 

The project win demonstrates the strength of RPS’ integrated approach, with its global energy division working closely with, and benefitting from, the strong support of RPS’ local Netherlands team.

Anthony Gaffney, RPS metocean director, EAME, said: “The RPS floating Lidar buoys have built a global reputation for accurate and reliable data acquisition. We are proud to be supporting the Dutch offshore wind industry at this significant time for the country and its move towards a climate-neutral energy supply.”

To find out more about RPS Floating Lidar buoys, see here.

IJmuiden Ver offshore converter station. (Image courtesy: TenneT)