Leading UK marine survey company Partrac Ltd has deployed two WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems for AXYS Technologies for validation trials at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s (ORE) met mast, off the coast of Blyth, UK.

Partrac provided a complete installation and project management service, and were chosen by AXYS due to the depth of experience in deploying large metocean equipment and flexible approach to their requirements. Seeking to bring efficiencies whilst deploying this innovative technology, Partrac put forward a deployment plan that not only delivered on these KPIs but also provided AXYS with a wealth of management and health and safety experience that was crucial in making the deployments a success.

Partrac managed all health & safety, quality, and environmental aspects as well as securing the necessary site licensing, logistics and certifications. Partrac’s input continued with vessel management, assisting with pre-deployment compass calibration tests, towing of the buoys out to site (a feature of the WindSentinel innovative hull design), and installation. Partrac will also be working with AXYS on recovery of the two systems, before onward transport to a commercial site in France.

“We are delighted that AXYS Technologies selected Partrac to deploy the WindSentinel at the ORE Catapult site. Partrac has a wealth of experience in mobilising and installing metocean instrumentation for innovative and technically challenging projects, and we are proud that our experience has enabled us to work with AXYS on these flagship installations‘’ said Partrac Operations Director, Peter Wilson.

Graham Howe, Director of Sales for AXYS Technologies said “Partrac has been extremely helpful throughout the organising and undertaking of the deployments. We will certainly be looking to partner with them on future projects for both the WindSentinel and our marine product lines”.

For further information please contact George Smith, Business Development Manager at Partrac (gsmith@partrac.com).

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