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DTBird is selected in ELBE EUROCLUSTER Financial Support to Innovation call!

DTBird is selected in ELBE EUROCLUSTER Financial Support to Innovation call!

Back in September, DTBird presented a project for developing & testing a bird anti-rest effect prototype to be deployed at a Floating wind farm on the southern coast of France in 2024. This project has received funding from the European Union's Joint Cluster Initiatives programme under grant agreement No 101074230. And will last for 12 months.

Stay tuned for project updates throughout 2024!

 

DTBird ELBE Eurocluster Innovation Challenge 

DTBird® ELBE Eurocluster Innovation Call

 

 

DTBird seeks Operators for DTBat system evaluation

Scientific evaluation of the DTBat® system in wind turbines with high mortality of bats.

Liquen (DTBird&DTBat) has a product, the DTBat®, with more than 40 systems installed in several countries since 2012. DTBat uses ultrasonic detectors with microphones installed in various positions, tower and/or nacelle according to the characteristics of the wind turbine and the bat species that use their environment. This makes it possible to detect the presence of bats in real time, and to trigger the wind turbine stop signal when detection thresholds are exceeded (e.g. more than 3 detections in 30 min). The stop signal is prolonged in time as long as the activity is maintained. The activity thresholds are set for each wind turbine and are adjustable.

Compared to the wind speed shutdown protocol (e.g. wind turbine stopped below 6 m/s in an hourly period) the advantages are:

-         It allows to produce electricity at times of low wind when bat activity is low or non-existent.

-         It allows to protect bat species that have activity above the established wind value and that are only partially protected by the wind speed-based protocol.

We are seeking wind farm operators with specific wind turbines that have high rates of bat mortality.

The aim is to evaluate the technical capabilities of the DTBat® to reduce the risk of collision by applying real-time wind turbine shutdown. We wish to be able to share this experience as a case-study or a scientific publication and to present the data in different scientific and business environments in the wind energy and conservation sector.

The project should also involve an environmental consultancy, NGO or administration for independent data processing and reporting. The Spanish Association for the Conservation and Research of Bats (SECEMU) is available to participate in the project.

Contact details: Milagros Bonacchi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) & Ana Jara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Phone.: (+34) 91 344 90 86.

Subject: “DTBat Collaboration”

 

Press release of DTBat System Evaluation 

DTBat®.

 

 

DTBird was also at the European Vulture Conference 2023!

After closing up the Spanish Wind Energy event in Gran Canarias, Agustín Riopérez gave a brief presentation as a Speaker at the European Vulture Conference hosted by the Vulture Conservation Foundation. The Conference took place in Cáceres, Extremadura, and went from November 14th to November 17th in the San Francisco Cultural Centre.

In the session, we shared how our system works, and showed examples of effective detections and WTG shutdowns with vultures being the main protagonists. Another takeaway point was the imminent growth in WTG rotor diameter seen across Onshore wind farms and how larger turbines would lead to longer WTG stopping times to decrease the collision risk. This ultimately puts at risk vultures who tend to fly using heated air currents and are considered to be slow to react against obstacles.

 

DTBird at European Vulture Conference 2023

European Vulture Conference, Cáceres, Extremadura

2023, Spain.

 

 

DTBird participated in the II Spanish Offshore Wind Congress!

DTBird’s CEO, Agustín Riopérez was invited as a Speaker and joined other four expert panelists to discuss the environmental value of Offshore Wind Farms, in the environmental session of the congress hosted by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE in Spanish). It took place from November 6th till November 8th in Las Palmas, in Gran Canarias, and was carried out in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.

In the session, we shared how our system works and the benefits of employing a camera-based detection system to monitor birds located near offshore wind farms. Since our systems record activity and also (potential) collisions, we provide useful datasets for Operators, Developers, Environmental Administrations, and other stakeholders.

 

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II Congreso Eólico Marino, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,

2023, Spain.

 

 

DTBird system installation on Saitec's DemoSATH platform

Saitec Offshore Technologies’ new DemoSATH platform, a two MW floating wind turbine deployment in the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) in collaboration with RWE Offshore Wind & Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO), features a marine DTBird model V4N2D10 consisting of four daylight and two thermal cameras along with ten speakers. The platform will operate during two years, at two miles off the Basque coast, in Armintza. The project scope includes bird monitoring, collision recording and avoidance by means of sound deterrence and WTG shutdown.

Detailed engineering was performed between both companies to ensure the correct location, fixing and connection of all of the DTBird elements as the platform was onshore assembled together in different phases in the port of Bilbao, Spain over the past year.

The data gathered will provide more insights on the presence, behavior, and collision risk of the local and migratory birds.

We are grateful to Saitec for placing their trust in our system and once again work jointly in a pioneering project for the Spanish Offshore sector.

For more information on our marine project & engineering experience, reach out to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 DemoSATH Platform

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Upper photo: DemoSATH Platform. Author: Saitec

Lower photos: Close-up detail of the DTBirdV4N2D10 offshore system installed on the DemoSATH platform. Author: DTBird. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTBird systems are installed in French Offshore Project

2 years ago, DTBird participated and won an important Tender destined for the supply, installation, commissioning, and service of bird monitoring and collision reduction systems for a French Offshore project located in the Atlantic Sea. DTBird was selected as a Supplier based on previous experience at FINO1 Offshore Platform and the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm among other aspects. Ever since then, the moment arrived for the installation of DTBird elements on the selected 3 WTGs temporarily located in the port before they are moved off to sea. The marine model installed comprises 8 daylight and 2 thermal cameras with 10 speakers. Precise engineering and attention to detail were given to propose the location, fixing, and connection of all DTBird elements to the Client and WTG Manufacturer.

This marks the first big marine project in French waters for the company, as such, it has contributed to the growth and development of company areas to meet the Client's standards. The modules and model involved allow for micro-site monitoring around the turbine. It's expected to gather abundant data on the species flying and nesting nearby the Wind Farm, hence it features strong environmental reporting to the local French Authority, the DREAL as well the participation of a third scientific party for the evaluation of the system's performance.

For more information on our marine project & engineering experience, reach out to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 DTBird Offshore Installation


Different components of the Offshore DTBird model:

cameras and speakers (installed on the TP and on the Nacelle). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTBird joins WindEurope and the Spanish WInd Energy Association

DTBird joins the ranks of WindEurope and the AEE Asociación Empresarial Eólica! Both are well-known and respected entities in the wind energy sector at a European and a Spanish national level.

Why join now? Our technical expertise, market-tracked experience, and transparency in the niche of bird & bat monitoring systems are needed more than ever as more Wind Farms are planned to be built both onshore & offshore to meet 2030 renewable energy targets.

? We look forward to expanding our network and working side by side in both forums! ?

 

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DTBird achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Earlier this year, the company underwent a process of internal auditing by a third party in order to achieve by the end of June, the ISO 9001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas. With this in hand, DTBird welcomes a new company milestone and continues guaranteeing our Clients, attention to detail and great service for their DTBird & DTBat installations worldwide. The certification is valid for 3 years and involves an annual audit.

 

ISO 9001:2015 logo Bureau VeritasISO 9001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas, 2023.

 

 

DTBird donates a Gas Filtration Cabin to GREFA!

This week DTBird donated a second-hand used Gas Filtration Cabin to GREFA, a Spanish wildlife recovery center located on the outskirts of Madrid. With the company's current business product division, there was no longer a need to use equipment such as this. With the previous visit to GREFA's installations at the beginning of the month, it was decided to donate the Cabin. It will be placed in the necropsy area to handle corpses with suspected infectious diseases. We are glad to give it a second life and boost the local circular economy!

 

DTBird donationDTBird's donation to GREFA

June 2023.

 

 

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