New measurement location L2-FA-1 is now operational.

A new measurement site is now operational to support offshore wind development in the Netherlands. TNO is conducting a long-term offshore wind measurement campaign. Several profiling LiDARs have been installed on offshore platforms and all data are publicly available.

The substantial expansion of offshore wind capacity from 4.5 gigawatts in 2023 to 21 GW in 2030 requires action on many fronts. One way in which TNO is contributing to this is by accurately mapping wind speeds over the North Sea.

As two new wind farms, good for almost 5 GW, are planned north of the Wadden Islands, we commissioned a fourth monitoring station (L2-FA-1) in the spring of 2023. The measurements are of great interest to wind farm designers and operators.

A ZX profiling LiDAR has been installed at this measurement site L2-FA-1. This site will provide more insights into wind conditions for wind farm development in the area north of the Wadden Islands.

The monitoring station is built on NAM’s L2-FA-1 platform in the northern part of the North Sea, about 80 kilometres north of Texel and 60 kilometres west of the future wind farms ‘Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden’ (700 MW) and ‘Doordewind’ (4 GW).

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Click on the link to access the measurement data L2-FA-1

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ZX LiDAR at L2-FA-1, picture taken by Pi Danzl