Tuesday 3 June 2014
In March 2014, Observator Instruments delivered two TRIAXYS wave buoys to the Dutch dredging company Van Oord. These two buoys will be deployed by Van Oord to support the operation of their Stingray pipe lay barge at a project in Brazil.
Early April, another two buoys were delivered. These wave buoys will support the construction of an offshore wind park (called ‘Luchterduinen’), about 23 kilometers from the coast of the Netherlands.
In May, one buoy was delivered for a wind park called Gemini. Gemini is a wind park with a capacity of 600 MW, and being build about 85 km fromoff the Dutch Coast.
All buoys measure directional waves as well as a vertical current profile to a depth of 80 meters. The measured data is transmitted to shore by UHF and VHF radio links.
For these three projects, it is of paramount importance to be able to accurately control the motion and position of the ships. This is turn requires accurate measurement of the waves and the water currents. The Triaxys buoys have been selected because of their ability to measure both waves and currents.The delivery was possible due to the fact that Observator Instruments has become an official distributer of AXYS Technologies.