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Dublin-based Firm TechWorks Marine Raised €475,000 to Connect Satellites with Wind Sector

According to the Dublin-based company, satellite data can be used to help monitoring efforts and identify potential locations for wind farms.

In an effort to increase the use of satellite data in Europe’s wind industry, TechWorks Marine, a marine data company based in Dublin, has secured a €475,000 contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

The business is in charge of an initiative to determine the wind industry’s present information requirements and the most effective strategy to include satellite earth observation goods. According to TechWorks Marine, it will work with important parties to develop agreements regarding how Earth observation might help the wind energy sector.

Earth observation may assist enterprises in identifying potential locations for new wind farms and gaining a more profound scientific understanding of site characteristics, according to the Dún Laoghaire-based company. Accurate environmental compliance and monitoring tasks could also benefit from the utilization of this satellite data.

“We have been working commercially in the renewables sector since 2009, and strategically in offshore wind since 2019 providing Metocean surveys to clients,” said TechWorks Marine MD Charlotte O’Kelly. “We see a huge value in using satellite data to assist in both on and offshore site development, through the full life cycle of the wind park.

“Working with partners on this project will allow us to integrate satellite data into the entire wind energy infrastructure cycle. Two areas where we are particularly excited about using satellite data are the maximisation of the wind farm output and the life cycle optimisation.”

According to TechWorks Marine, the ESA has awarded it eight contracts so far. This kind of information fosters “collaboration, knowledge sharing, standardization and innovation,” according to Dr. Zoltan Bartalis, an Earth observation applications engineer with ESA, and could result in a more productive wind business.

The initiative, according to the business, is strategically significant for Ireland because of the country’s expanding wind energy sector, and it aligns with Dublin‘s early June hosting of the Wind Europe Technology Workshop 2024. This event will bring together up to 450 wind energy specialists from throughout Europe to talk about the newest developments in the industry.

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