Ørsted Launches AXYS Technologies’ FLiDAR Buoy to Assess Offshore Conditions for Ocean Wind Project in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 16, 2018) – Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind and the developer of Ocean Wind - an offshore wind farm to be located 10 miles off the coast of Atlantic City - announced today the deployment of a specialized buoy designed to measure wind and wave conditions. The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel is a floating LiDAR solution that will measure wind speed and direction to help determine the best locations and positions for wind turbines on the federally leased area.

“We are pleased to partner with AXYS Technologies and utilize their innovative technology to retrieve mission critical data,” said Thomas Brostrøm, President, Ørsted North America. “This is another important milestone for the project that will bring us closer to having the first utility scale offshore wind farm in New Jersey.”

Floating LiDAR is an innovative technology that integrates a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) on a moored buoy to provide accurate and reliable data on wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence at turbine hub-height. The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel buoy is also outfitted with a range of other sensors to measure surface wind speed and direction, directional waves, ocean currents, tide, salinity, water temperature, atmospheric pressure and air temperature, all of which help give a comprehensive data set of environmental conditions useful for wind resource assessment, turbine siting and contract management data, and site weather character development. The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel operates autonomously is powered by its own renewable energy system. 

Technical experts from both companies were on hand at the event to provide information about the Ocean Wind project as well as the FLiDAR WindSentinel buoy, which was launched out of Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City.

“AXYS Technologies is delighted to work with the Ocean Wind team to support the development phase of their project,” said PS Reilly, AXYS President & CEO. “This FLiDAR WindSentinel system will provide them with reliable and accurate data that will help to ensure project success.”


About Ocean Wind
Ocean Wind is a proposed offshore wind project located 10 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, developed by Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind. Ocean Wind brings the experience of developing 24 projects around the world, on time and on budget. Ocean Wind’s proposed offshore wind project will create more than 1,000 jobs per year during a 2-3-year construction cycle and an additional 100 permanent jobs to support the 25-year life of a typical wind project, drive economic growth and provide cost-competitive clean energy. For more information on Ocean Wind, visit oceanwind.com or follow us on Twitter @OceanWindNJ.


About Ørsted
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen [Ørsted as of 31 October]. In 2016, the company's revenue was DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Ørsted's North American headquarters is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

AXYS Technologies (AXYS)

AXYS Technologies is an ISO 9001-2015 company with over 45 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and management of remote environmental monitoring systems. Our reliable and innovative solutions have supported offshore wind resource developers, oil and gas companies, offshore construction, government and military agencies, port authorities, research institutes and more. AXYS has built and commissioned more than 500 meteorological and oceanographic systems of various types in over 50 countries around the world. Headquartered in Canada, AXYS has offices and operations in Europe, Asia and the US to support and service our customers. For further information contact AXYS at: info@axys.com or visit www.axystechnologies.com.


Media Contacts:
Monica Coffey, NJ Community & Communications Manager, Ocean Wind

Robin Thomsen, Marketing Manager, AXYS Technologies