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SgurrEnergy has announced that its Galion LIDAR device has been deployed on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas coast to study the coastal wind resource in order to prospect for a potential offshore wind farm. The measurement device has begun a nine-month deployment by Baryonyx Corp., a company in the preliminary stage of development of a commercial-scale offshore wind farm.

The GOWind project, which may use Siemens SWT 6.0MW wind turbines, plans to install three turbines for a demonstration phase. The preliminary site-specific wind resource assessment is beginning with Galion LIDAR’s deployment to inform this first phase of the development.

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, will provide support to Baryonyx during the deployment and will conduct a monthly data analysis and preliminary energy yield prediction to inform the next stage of the project.

“There is a large capacity for offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico area, and we wanted to deploy a comprehensive measurement device to ensure that we’re properly informed on the wind resource, which is why we selected Galion LIDAR,” says Heather Otten, chief development officer at Baryonyx.

Baryonyx was one of seven developers awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant to explore offshore wind projects in state and federal waters.







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