Monitoring, consulting, foundations

Zensor is a Brussels-based SME that provides intelligent ACM (Advanced Condition Monitoring) solutions for various applications, including Offshore Wind foundations.

It is born in 2013 as a spin-off company from the VUB university (research group SURF - Electrochemical and Surface Engineering) after successful fieldtesting and business validation.

Advanced condition monitoring solutions for offshore wind foundations

What we offer

Zensor offers autonomous, continuous, multi-parameter monitoring solutions for offshore wind foundation structures. Our solutions can be either off-the-shelve or specifically engineered and can contain all parameters of relevance for all types of offshore foundation structures.

Parameters to be monitored include: CP, corrosion activity, grout condition, dynamic behavior, ogygen evels, dissolved species… Instead of providing separate components, we assemble a combined, working system, including advanced reporting and system maintenance. As such you can take care of the O&M activities themselves instead of the supporting infrastructure. Mounting of the setup can be done during construction, but retrofit is possible as well. Zensor can provide robust installation packages including clear instructions.

Zensor also offers solutions for the continuous and remote follow-up of CP systems for offshore structures such as foundations, rigs, jetties... Both impressed current (ICCP) and sacrificial anode (SACP) designs can be covered. Raw data are interpreted and reports are generated. As such the end user is informed about the state of the CP system and alarmed in case of reduced protection or malfunctioning. Type and location of the flaw can be identified. For ICCP systems feedback can be included to allow for optimal remote management of the protection system.

Advantages and innovations include:
- Autonomous monitoring
- Continuous monitoring
- Multi-parameter
- Flexibility regarding data transfer (UTP, fiber, cellphone…)
- Corrosion, CP, dynamic behaviour, grout condition… all combined
- Automated interpretation and alarming

Multiple setups are out in the field. Standard solutions can be offered, specific engineering can be performed.

What we are looking for

The company is interested in partnering with local players with experience in the offshore wind activity : wind farm operators, engineering company or installation companies.

Wind farm operators can integrate the monitoring solution to keep trace of the corrosion of the offshore wind foundations they operate. The company offers standard or tailored-maded solutions and technical support in integrating the solution on the offshore foundation.

Engineering and installation companies can integrate the advanced condition monitoring solutions in their global service offer to wind farm operators. The company offers technical training and assistance

Keywords

  • wind turbine manufacturers
  • wind turbine component suppliers
  • offshore
  • operators

Collaboration sought

  • Commercial alliance
  • Industrial alliance
  • Subcontract/outsourcing activity
  • Trade Intermediary Service (agent, distributor, representative)

Responsible

Founder

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