The SceneScan Monopole measures the range and bearing to the offshore wind turbine, independent of the use of targets and GPS.
The technology can be applied in China’s offshore wind market, as well as in North Sea wind farms. The first SceneScan Monopole was delivered in summer 2018 for a Chinese SOV newbuild project.
It also includes Smart Marine vision, in order to ensure efficiency and improve operational safety, Dr Sasha Heriot, Business Development Manager, Navigation, Communication and Sensors at Wärtsilä, mentioned.
The system has undergone sea trials earlier in 2018, onboard the 'Windea La Cour', a purpose-built SOV.
The vessel also has the first targetless local position reference sensor based on radar technology.