AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) announces its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Créocéan on the behalf of QUADRAN, at the location over the next year to gather comprehensive metocean data.
This marks the first stage of floating offshore wind development in that area and will gather essential preliminary environmental data to support future design and financing decisions.
The WatchKeeper buoy is equipped to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and directional waves. The buoy also uses an AIS Aid to Navigation device, which broadcasts buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic. This protects the buoy from collision by notifying vessels of its location.
Terry Tarle, President and CEO at AXYS Technologies said “AXYS is proud to be supporting Créocéan with their environmental impact and assessment campaign with our real-time metocean buoy system. We wish Créocéan and Quadran success in their continued involvement in floating offshore wind development.”
Créocéan offers its multidisciplinary expertise, in France and abroad, to give a better understanding of the coastline and offshore marine environments. As a former subsidiary of IFREMER, Créocéan is closely linked to scientific environments (CNRS, Universities, Engineering Schools, etc.) and continues to work on research and technological innovation. Further information, click here.
Developed at 15km offshore from Gruissan, the EolMed project will demonstrate on a pre-commercial scale, the viability of this new sector, to validate the technologies from the construction phase to the servicing at sea and to ensure the good environmental integration of the project both in the pilot phase and for its further development on a commercial scale. Further information, click here.