UK-based Dulas has signed framework agreements to provide met mast services for SSE, Innogy, Brookfield Renewable UK and E.ON.
The four framework agreements will see Dulas carrying out site assessments, construction program design and the calibration of anemometers and other measurement instruments. The company will also undertake the installation, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of the masts themselves, in line with the wider project timeline.
Met masts remain the preferred option for developers seeking to carry out wind energy assessments for specific site types, including those in emerging wind markets and at complex sites. Some developers are moving towards co-locating met masts with remote sensing units, stimulating increased demand for mast installation services.
Under the terms of the framework agreements, Dulas will support mast installation at development sites across the UK. The company will examine site locations consistent with desktop studies carried out by developer wind yield teams, as well as those proposed by the client, before advising on the best location for installation of the met masts. Following the approval of planning permission, Dulas will guide the client in identifying the mast instrumentation that best fits the needs of both developer and the project itself. This instrumentation will then be calibrated and tested in-house at Dulas’s dedicated facilities, with a data link to be established with the developer’s operations.
“At Dulas, we always take the time to gain a full understanding of each site, allowing us to suggest the right mix of technologies that will guarantee bankability. However, as a mature wind market, many new and prospective sites across the UK are quite complex in nature. As a tried and trusted technology, met masts are often the best means of assessing these sites, and we’re therefore delighted to provide Brookfield Renewable UK, SSE, E.ON and Innogy with our full range of met mast services,” said Alistair Marsden, Director, Dulas