DTBird Technology installed on BlueSATH floating wind project

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DTBird in BlueSATH

BlueSATH testing project will take place in real sea environment in Santander (Spain) with the deployment of a 1:6 scaled prototype of a 10 MW wind turbine using SATH floating technology

Saitec Offshore Technologies’ pioneer solution will have a bird monitoring collision risk reduction system. This is a key element to reduce and avoid unwilling collisions with species like the European storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) and the European shag (Palacrocorax aristotelis). It will also provide information about seabird behavior with the platform.

As the European storm petrel is a nocturnal bird, the system will use thermal imaging cameras working 24/7 to track and detect its movement. Additionally, 3 more cameras will be installed to observe birds’ behavior. The information collected will be available on WildEye website https://www.wildeye.eu/

Sardinero cove pre-operational environmental monitoring, carried out for more than a year by Saitec’s ornithologists team, will be studied together with the data given by these systems. The findings will summarise ecological information on the use of the cove by seabirds.

This system is being installed in onshore wind farms for more than a decade. Whilst Kincardine floating wind farm is the first and only offshore project using this system before BlueSATH.

DTBird main objective is to gather relevant data to improve SATH technology environmental design for future projects and commercial developments.