Oil and gas project makes it nice to work with ice

A collaborative project has successfully developed a range of radar technologies to improve offshore oil and gas operations in harsh, icy environments. The collaboration between Statoil Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada and communications developer Rutter has created new remote sensing technology used in the automatic detection and tracking of ice. These […]

MOD installs "wind-farm friendly" radar

The Ministry of Defence has installed a “wind farm friendly” radar which could potentially unlock more than four gigawatts of energy- enough to power over two million homes. The MOD has, up until now, objected to wind farms located near Air Defence Radars due to the interference caused by the turbine blades. However, the installation […]

New radar technology will help bring turbines to market

A newly-launched company will help reduce the barriers to market facing wind turbine manufacturers through its radar technology. Currently 66% of all wind farm applications are delayed in the UK because wind turbines can confuse aircraft radar systems. Aveillant technology aims to produce accurate radar data, which is expected to increase the number of turbines […]

Stealth turbine blades to reduce interference with radar

Wind turbine manufacturers Vestas have developed a rotor blade using stealth technology which could mean many more sites can be developed near airports and other radar systems without interfering in their operations.Finn Strøm Madsen, Vestas Technology R&D President said: “This is a critical step toward the commercialization of stealth turbines and holds potential to open […]