Sep 25, 2013 - Norwegian firm Fred. Olsen United has deployed a second met mast at the Forewind consortium’s Dogger Bank Round 3 offshore wind project in the North Sea, the latter said on Tuesday.
The consortium, made up of RWE npower renewables, a unit of German utility RWE AG (ETR:RWE), UK energy company SSE Plc (LON:SSE), Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft ASA and oil major Statoil ASA (OSL:STL), said that the Dogger Bank Met Mast West will gather wind, wave and other weather data, as well as marine traffic information for the offshore wind scheme, situated about 150 km (93 miles) away from the British coast. The facility was installed during the weekend with the Brave Tern jack-up vessel. The deployment of the met mast will allow offshore wind developers to choose the most appropriate equipment for the development of Round 3 projects, said the Carbon Trust’s Associate Director of Innovation, Phil de Villiers .
The facility will now be commissioned and is scheduled to reach full operational capacity by the end of this month.
The Dogger Bank Round 3 zone is part of the Dogger Bank development, for which Forewind secured consent in 2010 to build up to 9 GW of wind parks.
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