First 85 m wind measurement has been successfully erected in the Caucasus Mountains (Asia)!
The wind measurement team of Energiewerkstatt have successfully erected an ice-proof mast for our client ContourGlobal in Armenia just before the end of the year.
Located 2,500 metres above sea level, the sensors located on the 85-m mast have been active since the beginning of December. A stand-alone power supply system equipped with photovoltaic panels, small wind turbines and a battery pack – all linked to an intelligent control system – provide the necessary power to keep all measurement sensors at the optimum temperature. The last three months have shown that using the stand-alone power supply system allowed the instrument to provide reliable data, even under the most extreme icing conditions.
It wasn’t long before we became acquainted with the icicle covered face of Ded Moroz (Russian for “Father Frost”), which posed a serious challenge to all those actively involved. “The fact that the project was a success, despite the short preparation time and the adverse conditions created by the fog and snow, is not only thanks to the combined efforts of all participants, but also to our more than 30 years of experience, gained in some of the most extreme locations,” said Florian Lachinger from the wind measurement team.
We would like to thank our client ContourGlobal for the confidence that they have placed in us and look forward to further challenges in 2019.