EDP Inovacao (EDPi), an EDP subsidiary, has selected AXYS Technologies Inc.'s WindSentinel wind resource assessment solution for deployment off the coast of Portugal in support of its Demowfloat Initiative.
The Demowfloat project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Program for research, technological development and demonstration and gathers 12 entities of five different countries that aim to test and monitor the performance of a floating wind turbine. AXYS says the prototype, located 6 km off the Portuguese shore, enables wind power to be harnessed at sea in deep water (depths greater than 40 meters).
The AXYS WindSentinel is scheduled for deployment in late summer as part of the ongoing validation program for the Demowfloat initiative.
"We are extremely proud to have been chosen by the EDPi team to work on this groundbreaking initiative aimed at significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind," says Terry Tarle, president and CEO at AXYS. "This will be our first European deployment for the WindSentinel, which is representative of the unprecedented work being undertaken by the Demowfloat team."