Off-Shore Meteorological Towers
2 different tower series are available for offshore applications, Series S and Series MET, determined by the type of platform/foundation used and environmental conditions from wind and wave in combination. Below show’s samples of each type, deployed in UK, Irish, German, Danish and Swedish waters. Both tower series can be configured to comply with IEC 61400-12-1 Ed 2 for power performance applications or for prospecting/wind asessement prior to wind farm investment/built.
Both tower families subject to fatigue analysis in combination with input from platform designer and met-ocan data.
The picture to the right shows our Series MET. An highly slender design. The tower series is specifically designed for wind asessment applications due to its very low wind shadow effect*. The Slender design is reflected in optimised tower members (legs and lattices) as well as tower overall at instrument/boom levels.
As a result of the slender optimised design, the booms are shorter compared to a tubular tower structure as per below.
For further information regarding shadow effect or rather Navier Stoke theory and analsysis of fluid dynamics please click to encyclopaedia britannica.
Kentish Flats OWF CarlC Series MET 80m meteorological tower
East Anglia Array South, CarlC Series S meteorologal tower.
The Series S, pictured to the left shows East Anglia Array OWF, meteorologal tower, configured for power perfomance application. The Series S is primarily designed for ‘deep’ offshore deployment in combination with a monopole foundation. The tower series members are primarily tubular, providing a high level of fatigue due to longer weld seems, compared to the above near shores Series MET with much smaller solid rod members.