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Vertical Profiling Lidar offshore
ZX Lidars - ZX300M

Wind resource assessment and measurements offshore

Responsible for 95%+ of all new offshore wind measurements globally

£150bn of finance invested in clean energy from ZX 300M data

10-300m range - the widest range available of any Lidar

ZX 300M Offshore Wind Lidar

Offshore wind measurements from a vertical profiling Lidar from 10 to 300 meters, fully integrated on all commercially available Floating Lidar Devices. The industry standard offshore, for more than a decade.

We are a ‘Continuous Wave’ Lidar

We love the motion of the ocean.

From the ruggedised product casing to the inherent system design of a Continuous Wave Lidar we are very much at home at sea. Our Lidars routinely operate for 3 years autonomously in the harsh offshore environment without missing a beat, or a wave, or a data point.

How it works
Quality of data

50 wind measurement points per second optimised for high motion applications offshore

 
Quality of data

Records measurements from 10-300m with high data availability at all heights

Made to last

IP69 casing for marine survivability and robustness

Made to last

Small form factor for met ocean buoys

Customer Care

Our Customer Care Charter defines our best-in-class support and services for our Lidar users. We focus on In-field Support, Validations & Verifications, Warranties and Training

Bankable and trused the world over

ZX 300M is validated across multiple pre-commercial floating deployments and as mast replacements on fixed platforms.

Floating Lidar OEMs

ZX 300M is available on all major Floating Buoys. Let us introduce you to the OEMs to discuss your individual offshore wind project needs.

Lidar applications

Offshore wind resource assessment

Offshore construction monitoring

Offshore operations & maintenance monitoring

Offshore permanent met Lidar

Offshore helicopter movement planning

Offshore platform design and validation

Wind turbine power performance testing

Range

10 – 300 metres (Lidar measurement)
0 – 10 metres (onboard met weather station)

Probe length

± 0.07 metres @ 10 metres
± 7.70 metres @ 100 metres

Height measured

10 User configurable
1 Additional met weather station measurement

Sampling rate

50Hz (up to 50 measurement points every second)

Averaging rate

True 1-second averaging
10 Minute averaging

Accuracy wind speed

0.1 m/s*

Direction variation

< 0.5°

Service interval

36 months from new

Size

805 x 845 x 966mm

Weight

53.4kg

IP Rating

IP68

Power consumption

55W

Power input

12V

Temperature range

-40 to +50°C

Warranty

3 years

Maintenance

No annual maintenance or calibration in this period

USE CASES

Tried and tested

The Use Cases presented here have been tried and tested over the last decade. Lidar users help to inform standards which in turn help to drive change. New Use Cases are being developed all of the time. Benefits are gained throughout a project lifecycle.



Significantly reduce the costs and risks associated with offshore wind resource assessment by using the industry’s choice for floating wind campaigns - ZX 300M.

Deployed on 100% of buoy types commercially available.

Continuous Wave Lidar technology at the heart of ZX 300M is robust against motion-induced errors.

3 year warranty as standard, keeping your through-life costs to a minimum with no need to service or calibrate during this period - no other Lidar comes close.

Collecting wind data offshore can be prohibitively expensive with tall mast structures.

Floating Lidar has been used to collect data for the purpose of financing offshore wind farms.



Support an offshore met mast during maintenance or in replacement should the mast need removing.

ZX 300M provides low 10m measurements through to tip height and above, and can be SCADA / grid integrated providing a new standard in operational wind measurements.

Remove the need to work at height actively working towards industry Health & Safety best practice.

Measurements from 10m to 200m provide correlations to existing anemometry at all heights.

More accurately apply curtailment strategies / wind sector management.

Undertake measurements in the case of either turbine / turbine component or power loss on site in support of any insurance claims.

Improve the accuracy of the forecasting model may be used for energy trading, access / egress or planned maintenance forecasting used to reduce Waiting on Weather downtime.

With 1-second Quality Controlled data, a live feed from a permanently installed Lidar may be used to inform transport movements, for example helicopter lifts and craning.

With an almost real-time, accurate shear profile, any airborne movements around site can be conducted more efficiently and allow operators to work with a higher level of certainty within their internally approved safety windows for these operations.



With 1-second QC’d data, a live feed from a permanently installed Lidar may be used to inform transport movements, for example helicopter lifts and craning around site.

With an almost real-time, accurate shear profile any airborne movements around site can be conducted more efficiently and allow operators to work with a higher level of certainty within their internally approved safety windows for these operations.

Accurate measurement of the vertical profile of wind offshore supports the planning, design, and operations of offshore oil and gas platforms.

Combined with other sensors such as wave radar, a full range of meteorological and oceanographic conditions can be monitored and any effects on platforms quantified.

Extreme events can be monitored and any results fed in to the design of new platforms.



Lidar can improve the accuracy of the forecasting model may be used for energy trading, access / egress or planned maintenance forecasting used to reduce Waiting on Weather downtime.

ZX 300M provides wind speed and direction measurements up to crane heights and above.

With 1-second Quality Controlled data, a live feed from a permanently-installed Lidar may be used to inform transport movements, for example helicopter lifts and craning around site.

With an almost real-time, accurate shear profile, any airborne movements around site can be conducted more efficiently and allow operators to work with a higher level of certainty within their internally approved safety windows for these operations.

 
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Find The Right Lidar for you

We can help you find the right Lidar for your needs by answering a few questions

Find The Right Lidar for you

What do you need wind data for?

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Site Assessment

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Operational Measurements

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Other

Find The Right Lidar for you

Where do you need to gather data?

Offshore

Onshore

Both onshore and offshore

Find The Right Lidar for you

How long do you need this data for?

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PERFECT FOR:

Small scale projects

Temporary events

Less than 1 year

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PERFECT FOR:

Small scale projects

Temporary events

1-2 years

3+

PERFECT FOR:

Long term projects

Operational measurements

3 years +

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Power Performance Measurements and Testing to IEC standards including IEC 61400-50-3:2022

Accepted by all major turbine OEMs

Unique measurements of wakes and complex flow

True wind shear and wind veer measurements across the whole rotor

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Our Recommendation
ZX Lidars - ZX300M

Reduce your offshore wind farm project and financial uncertainty by measuring wind characteristics higher than a met mast and by mobilising measurements across a whole site with wind Lidar. Integrated in to all major Floating Buoy platforms.

Wind resource assessment and measurements offshore

Responsible for 95%+ of all new offshore wind measurements globally

£150bn of finance invested in clean energy from ZX 300M data

10-300m range - the widest range available of any Lidar

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Our Recommendation
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Reduce your onshore wind project and financial uncertainty by measuring wind characteristics higher than a met mast and by mobilising measurements across a whole site with wind Lidar. Be flexible within your planning applications by using a low visual impact, low height device.

Wind resource assessment and measurements onshore

Bankable standalone wind data in simple and complex terrain

Extreme environments, proven operation for 10 years

10-300m range - the widest range available of any Lidar

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