Vancouver-based NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. says that the meteorological station at its project site in Hecate Strait has been recognized with an award from the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia.
The Award for Engineering Excellence was presented to Sandwell Engineering Inc., the consulting engineers for the meteorological station project. A total of five awards were issued in different categories, with the award for the meteorological station issued in the natural resource, energy and industry category.
The main objective of the meteorological station project was to provide a stable and accessible offshore platform for wind measurement instruments. Installation of the station was an essential step in proving the strength of the wind resource in Hecate Strait and confirming the commercial viability of the 396 MW wind energy project being developed by NaiKun Wind, according to the company.
The meteorological station was sited, permitted, designed, fabricated, installed and commissioned in six months. Local contractors were used to manufacture and install the structure, and there was no adverse impact on the environment or local fisheries. The station uses laser-based ZephIR LiDAR technology to measure wind speed, direction and other attributes at multiple heights.
SOURCE: NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.