Renewable energy company Dulas welcomed wind monitoring experts Chillwind into their company group last year, and the latter has rebranded its logo as part of the change. After 25 years of experience in wind research, there’s no doubt that Chillwind’s partnership with Dulas will see further advancements in the renewable energy sector.
Managing director of Chillwind Richard Tarves said of the partnership: "Chillwind and Dulas have enjoyed a long and successful working relationship and we were delighted to formalise this partnership by becoming part of the Dulas group of companies last year.
“The rebrand is symbolic of the integration of the two teams, retaining both the Chillwind name and elements of the Dulas logo to recognise the pedigree of both companies.”
“Our unrivalled experience of wind monitoring in all terrains will support further growth in overseas operations, which already includes supply and installation of wind monitoring equipment across three continents.”
Chillwind’s masts are uniquely designed to withstand even the harshest of conditions, allowing the collection of high quality data sets and effective wind monitoring solutions.
Wind monitoring can require a range of equipment. Sensors are able to measure wind direction and speed, pressure, humidity, temperature and levels of rainfall.
For more involved wind monitoring, additional components can be added, such as data loggers, satellite communication systems and GSM modems.
Chillwind were the first UK wind monitoring company to construct 70m tilt-up met masts in 2003. In 2006, an 80m mast was created.
Today, Chillwind can offer tilt-up tubular masts which measure up to 90m, and lattice masts which measure up to 160m.
Tubular Chillwind masts have low long-term costs, thanks to the fact they are easy to refurbish, and can be transferred to other wind farm sites should the need arise. Their hardy design allows them to be used in extreme conditions, with the capacity to hold a high radial ice load and life span of at least 20 years. They are hot-dip galvanised and constructed of structural-grade hollow steel to achieve these attributes.
As part of Dulas, Chillwind also offers a Triton Sodar rental program in the UK and Europe. Constructed by Second Wind, the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler is able to receive wind data at up to 200 meters. The advanced SoDAR system can thus capture data from above rotor tip height of large wind turbines, and can capture data on speed, direction and turbulence that would affect the power output of a windfarm.
Given that the Triton needs only 7 watts power, and runs perpetually on solar panels, it’s a highly ecological option and does not need attending.
Chief Executive Officer of Dulas, Sanjay Bowry, said: “Dulas has a long and successful relationship with Chillwind and we are excited to have further strengthened this partnership through the acquisition.
“The integrating of products and services from both companies further strengthens our wind monitoring offering and demonstrates our commitment to expanding our wind division in response to growing demand for wind power solutions across the UK and Europe in line with client requirements.”