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A multitude of
test facilities.

The Blue Accelerator consists of a monopile with a powerhouse on top, and a surrounding seabed test area of 220 m around the platform.

Pre-approved test facility

POM West-Vlaanderen holds a 15-year permit to exploit this maritime innovation and development platform.

We offer customised support
for funding, consenting, advice
and support for tests

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Energy Supply

battery pack
DC and AC power
solar panels
wind turbine
diesel generator
back-up generator

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Sensors

wave height and direction
currents: speed and direction
salinity
sea and air temperature
tidal height
wind speed and direction
turbidity and nutrients

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Security & safety

Locked hatch
CCTV
AIS
navigational lights
fog horn
asset tagging
crane (SWL 0.5t )
fire protection
first aid material

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Communications

VHF radio
local WIFI (internal and external)
broadband link
4G secure back-up link
NAS server with secure access

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Fast and easy access

The test platform is a versatile open water test facility with moderate metocean conditions.

It very easy accessible from the Ostend harbour.