Christian Ingerslev Sørensen appointed new Vice CEO of EMD International A/S

May 7, 2019
Today EMD International A/S announced that it has appointed Christian Ingerslev Sørensen as new Vice CEO in order to strengthen the management team for current and future growth. Christian Ingerslev Sørensen will begin on June 1, 2019.

EMD is a global company supplying customers with software and consultancy services for design, planning, documentation and operation of wind energy projects as well as complex distributed energy projects.

The company currently seeks to strengthen its organization for global expansion by extending the management team.

Christian Ingerslev Sørensen will be the new Vice CEO at the company with focus on sales, marketing, strategic and organizational improvements. Christian holds a Master degree in Control Systems Engineering in addition to a Master of Business Administration, which gives him the technical insight and market-oriented mindset. For more than 15 years he has been working in leading positions within management, sales, strategy, and business development. His professional background in telecom and IT, including companies such as Sonofon (Telenor Denmark), Bredband Nord and 2operate will bring valuable and new business insights to the company.

In a period of solid growth and consolidation in the market, we need to optimize our organization and bring additional competences to our management team“ said Frank Rosager, Chairman of the Board for the foundation “Energi- og Miljødata” who owns EMD. “Christian has the perfect profile with a great combination of technology understanding and sales and management experience. He is a modern leader and a team player, who can ensure that EMD will continue to be successful world-wide and develop new products in cooperation with our key customers.”

My professional career has always been with a focus and passion on effective Network Operations“ said Christian Ingerslev Sørensen. The focus of EMD to be at the forefront of the renewable energy industry with dissemination of the latest research and development related to wind energy and distributed energy generation is an appealing company mission. “We have a unique product range with the main products windPRO and energyPRO as well as other tools and services, and our annual results show the global potential for us. I am very excited about our future.

 

Spanish Geodata Package for windPRO – Released at WindEurope Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao, Spain

April 2019
Developing windfarms in Spain just got a bit easier with windPRO: Now access to a comprehensive package with very high-resolution Spanish national geodata is provided with windPRO 3.2+. This includes elevation data in 5m and 25m grids. Topography-maps and orthophotos are available in different resolutions as dynamic zoomable maps.

If you are attending the exhibition, please stop by for a demonstration – or join one of our stand presentations on ‘New satellite based online maps in windPRO’. Presentations will be held Tuesday at 17:00 and Wednesday at 13:30. We are located at the Danish Pavilion (1D56).

Image: windPRO Data and Maps for Wind Farm at El Hierro, Canaries.
Credit: Contains data from the Spanish Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN). CC-BY 4.0 ign.es.

Learn More:

 

New windPRO 3.3 – Learn more at the WindEurope Conference and Exhibition in Bilbao

April 2019
If you happen to be at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Bilbao on April 2-4, please visit us at stand 1-D56 at the Danish Pavilion.
We look forward to showing you all the new features just released in windPRO version 3.3 including:

* New Advanced Turbine Operation features for use in the PARK and LOSS & UNCERTAINTY modules
* New post-construction methodology for analysing SCADA data
* New IEC 64100-1 ed. 4 calculation in the SITE COMPLIANCE module
* New SOLAR PV module for layout of photovoltaic projects
+ many other new improvements making your everyday work easier.

We have scheduled a number of stand presentations each day demonstrating some of the new features – click here to see the entire program

Looking forward to seeing you in Bilbao!

 

windPRO 3.3 just released

March 2019
We are please to announce the release of windPRO 3.3. 
Click here to download windPRO 3.3

What’s new in 3.3?
A summary of the new features in windPRO can be read here.

Click here to see a video demonstration of some of the new features.

Additional information can be found here – please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have at sales@emd.dk or +45 96354444.

 

windPRO 3.2 Service Pack 4

February 2019
We are happy to announce the availability of windPRO 3.2 Service Pack 4.

The Service Pack includes a number of improvements that strengthen the stability and performance of windPRO.

For more details: List of changes

Service Pack 4 is available directly in windPRO through the ‘Check for updates’ menu or for download at our webpage: http://www.emd.dk/windpro/downloads/

For further information on windPRO 3.2, please visit the windPRO Help page. Here you will find links to recorded webinars, quick guides and the user manual.

 

In Deep Water?

February 2019

On request from windPRO users working on offshore wind farm developments around the globe, the online-data services in windPRO 3.2+ now offers two bathymetry models: One with Pan-European coverage and grid resolution 230m; the other with global coverage and at a coarser 1km grid-resolution. Water depth data are accessed from the elevation-grid object – with purpose set to – ‘Water Depths’.

Read more:
European EMODnet Bathymetry
Global GEBCO Bathymetry

P.S.: If you have data, maps, models or features that you would like to see in windPRO – please drop us a line at support@emd.dk.

 

windPRO 3.3 Beta

February 2019
We are now ready to start the beta testing of windPRO 3.3. We would like to emphasize that this is an early preview made available for selected customers only. There are still some issues and some missing features. We are currently working hard on finalizing these for the final windPRO 3.3 release.

The following document will give a quick overview of new features in windPRO 3.3:
Feature-list – windPRO 3.3

Serial key
As of version 3.3 windPRO can be activated with a serial number. Simply enter your serial number in the activation window as shown below:

If your current license does not allow you to run windPRO 3.3, a time limited license file is attached instead. If you would like to test modules not currently in your license or have questions regarding the beta testing please contact sales@emd.dk.

Download link
You can at any time find the latest version of windPRO 3.3 here:
Download windPRO 3.3 Beta →

Once windPRO 3.3 is installed you can also use the “Check for update” feature in the Help menu.

Quick guides
Quick guides for select features are available here:

Feedback
Please report any problems and suggestions to windPROBeta@emd.dk. Should you encounter that windPRO crashes, please choose the option “send bug report” and provide us with a short description of the event leading to the crash.

 

 

High-Resolution Nordrhein-Westfalen Terrain Model – Now in windPRO 3.2

February 2019
A high-resolution digital terrain model (DTM) for the German Bundesland of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) is now released as a part of the online data services for users of windPRO 3.2. This dataset originates from detailed laser-scans of Nordrhein-Westfalen where the native grid resolution is at 1m. In order for such DTM data to be workable for wind energy applications, EMD has resampled the data at a minimal loss of accuracy to a 5m grid. Read more at the documentation page for the NRW-DTM.

The picture above shows 44 wind turbines close to Linnich, NRW. The background image is one of the new dynamic maps in windPRO – the windPRO European Satellite Imagery in 2.5m resolution. Source: Image contains modified elevation data from Geobasis NRW (geobasis.nrw.de) – dl-de/by-2-0.

Read More:
NRW Elevation Model
windPRO European Satellite Imagery in 2.5m resolution

 

Full Finnish Geodata Package
– Now Available in windPRO

January 2019
windPRO users developing wind farms in Finland are now able to access a comprehensive package with very high-resolution Finnish national geodata. The data is easily reached through the online-data services in windPRO 3.2+. Available data includes full Finnish coverage of: The national elevation model (10m resolution), forest height data (16m resolution) and existing wind turbine positions. Finally, also topographic maps and orthophotos are available in different resolutions as dynamic zoomable maps.

The picture above shows part of the wind farm Ii / Myllykangas. It holds four of the new Finnish geo-datasets in windPRO: Finnish orthophoto as background map, the digital elevation model (10m grid), the forest height model (16m grid) and the existing turbine locations.

Click here to read more

 


Norwegian Elevation Models
– Now Available Directly in windPRO

August 2018
The national digital elevation models for Norway – released by the Norwegian ‘Kartverket’ – are now available as a part of the online data service for users of windPRO 3.2. In windPRO you can access the digital elevation model (DTM10) – as well as the digital surface model (DOM10). The data is available in a 10m grid resolution and is accessed from the ‘elevation grid object’ with data-types set to either ‘Elevation data’ or ‘Surface data’. It is also possible to download the contour line data directly from within the ‘line object’. The main part of the data is originating from detailed laser-scans of Norway.

 

 

 

 

The picture above shows part of the national Norwegian digital elevation model (DTM10) – seen with the 44 wind turbines at Midtfjellet wind farm site in Norway. The background image is one of the new dynamic maps in windPRO – the windPRO European Satellite Imagery in 2.5m resolution. Elevation data source: “DTM10/DOM10” by Kartverket is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Read more here:
Norwegian Elevation Models
windPRO European Satellite Imagery 

 

Swedish SLU Forest Map – Tree Heights Now Available Directly in windPRO

June 2018
Forest height data for Sweden derived from the SLU Forest Map of Sweden is now available as an online data service for users of windPRO 3.2. If you are working at forested sites, you can use these forest height data as input for the dedicated forest models – that is within the displacement height calculator and the Objective Roughness Approach (ORA). Both forest models are available in windPRO 3.2. The data is available in a 25m grid resolution and is accessed from the ‘elevation grid object’ with data-type set to ‘Heights above terrain (a.g.l) for elements’.

The picture above shows the SLU Forest Map – the tree heights – at a wind farm site in Sweden. The background image is one of the new dynamic maps in windPRO – the windPRO European Satellite Imagery in 2.5m resolution.

Read more here:
SLU Forest Model
windPRO European Satellite Imagery

 

EMD now offers Life Time Extension services

June 2018
In 2016, 12% of the installed wind turbine capacity in Europe was older than 15 years. This share increases to 28% by 2020. Consequently, a significant number of wind turbines will reach the end of their planned service life in the near future. Lifetime extension is appealing in that it can increase returns on investment of existing projects, but a decision on lifetime extension is complex.

EMD’s extensive wind flow modelling experience combined with aeroelastic modelling capabilities allow a cost-optimised evaluation of the site-specific remaining useful life time (RUL) with respects to fatigue loads. This service involves:

  • Modelling of site-specific flow conditions: wind speed and directional distribution, ambient turbulence, vertical wind speed gradient, inflow angles and wake added turbulence
  • Reverse engineering from production data to flow conditions as plausibility check
  • Analysis of the site-specific fatigue loads using aeroelastic modelling. Our response surface method to estimate fatigue loads has been certified by TÜV SÜD for compliance with the requirements in IEC 61400-1 ed. 3 (2010)
  • Comparison of site-specific loads, to design fatigue loads on main component level
  • Uncertainty analysis of the remaining useful life time
  • Comprehensive reporting of RUL

Questions? Please contact us at +45 9635 4444 / emd@emd.dk !

windPRO 3.2 Service Pack 1

June 2018
We are happy to announce the availability of windPRO 3.2 Service Pack 1.

The Service Pack includes a number of improvements that strengthen the stability and performance of windPRO.

For more details: List of changes

Service Pack 1 is available directly in windPRO through the ‘Check for updates’ menu or for download at our webpage: http://www.emd.dk/windpro/downloads/

For further information on windPRO 3.2, please visit the windPRO Help page. Here you will find links to recorded webinars, quick guides and the user manual.

 

Swedish National Elevation Model – Now Available Directly in windPRO

June 2018
The Swedish National Elevation Model (GSD Höjddata, grid 50+ nh) is now available as an online data service for users of windPRO 3.2.

The native elevation data is stored in a 50m grid-format. This can be used directly in windPRO from the elevation grid object. If you prefer to use height contour lines, then the gridded data is seamlessly converted into contour lines in the line object. The Swedish national elevation model was produced during 2009-2017 using airborne laser scanning. Credits to Lantmäteriet for the dissemination of the GSD-Höjddata (GSD-Elevation Data).

The picture above shows the GSD Höjddata at a wind farm site near Oscarshamn. The background image is one of the new dynamic maps in windPRO – the windPRO European Satellite Imagery in 2.5m resolution.

Read more here:

 

 

EMD presenting at WindEurope’s technology workshop

May 2018
Availability numbers are not the universal answer.  Learn more about the importance of revenue assessments.  Henrik S. Pedersen from EMD will present at WindEurope’s technology workshop “Analysis of Operating Wind Farms” at the SMK University in Vilnius, Lithuania on 15-16 May on Tuesday, May at 15:00.

We hope to see you there!
Click here to read more about the event

 

 

First Wind Atlas unveiled in Bahrain

April 2018
EMD has developed Bahrain’s first Wind Atlas in cooperation with the Sustainable Energy Unit and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to encourage investment by the private sector in wind energy. The map “shows the presence of sufficient wind resource in different areas to operate turbines that generate clean energy and produce electricity from wind energy. The Atlas will help contribute to achieving Bahrain’s national goals to have 5% of its energy use as renewable by 2025, and 10% by 2035”.
The news was mentioned in two news papers in Bahrain:

Click here to read the full article from DT News of Bahrain
Click here to read the full article from Gulf Daily News – the Voice of Bahrain

 

Release of windPRO version 3.2!

April 2018
We are pleased to announce that windPRO 3.2 is now available for download here: https://emd.dk/download/windPRO-3.2.669.msi

General windPRO 3.2 information
Click here for a short summary of new features in windPRO.
A short windPRO 3.2 installation and activation guide is available here
The complete manual is available at http://help.emd.dk/windPRO.

We hope you will enjoy working with your windPRO 3.2

 

Big Data Celebration

April 2018
– The EMD Supercomputer – A true multidisciplinary workhorse for windPRO users!

The High Performance Computer (HPC) cluster, named Cerebrum and deployed at EMD International in 2012, has recently celebrated a big anniversary by passing its job number 3.000.000! The Cerebrum cluster is computing jobs with great diversity – but most are related to advanced modelling within wind energy and windPRO. A majority of the tasks are driven directly by our windPRO-users, including WAsP-CFD simulations, mesoscale calculations for the EMD-WRF family of products, aeroelastic calculations, microscale-modelling and downscaling of large areas as well as optimization tasks.
More than 1.000 CPU cores have been servicing our customers in the past five years – and now – due to strongly increased demand from customers as well as improved data sources and more demanding models, EMD will soon do a major upgrade of our HPC resources. With access to even better models and data, we aim at helping windPRO users to keep the competitive edge  – with focus on proven data quality, affordability as well and fast and easy access through windPRO.

 

Get ready for windPRO 3.2!

January, 2018
windPRO 3.2 will soon be available for beta testing.
Contact sales@emd.dk to enroll the beta program.
windPRO 3.2 offers new MCP, improved cleaning of measurement data, sector management and much more. Stay tuned for more news.

 

ERA5 reanalysis data – now ready for action with the wind energy industry

January, 2018

On January 16th, the EMD mesoscale modelling team presented results from our recent ERA5 validation study. See and read our conclusions here:
Webinar / Q&A / White Paper

 

Online data access

January, 2018
Onlie data access from windPRO 3.0 It has previously been announced that we will close down the access to online data from windPRO 3.0 this spring. We will like to inform you that on March 1st 2018 the access will be permanently closed. Access from windPRO 3.1 will continue as usual. This follows the normal schedule of closing down the access to online data one year after the release of a new version. To keep access to on-line data, you will need to upgrade to version 3.1. Please contact our Sales Department on sales@emd.dk to receive a price overview.

 

A goodbye and a welcome in France

December 2017
As of January 1, 2018, Amado Perez of EMD France goes into retirement. Amado has helped EMD and windPRO to build up a very strong reputation in France and has assisted hundreds of users with their wind energy projects in the past 12 years. We cannot thank him enough for this – great job!

His successors at EMD France are Laurent Chamerois and Vincent Borget of consultancy Eol-C. Laurent and Vincent have in sum almost 30 years of experience in the wind energy sector, working for well-known internationally operating companies. We’re glad to have you on the team!
Read more about EMD’s new representatives in France here.

 

Did you miss our stand presentations at WindEurope?

December 2017
Thank you for visiting our stand in Amsterdam, we always appreciate talking to new as well as existing customers.
In case you missed our stand presentations ‘Optimising Lidar Campaigns’ and ‘Uncertainty of Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation’, please click on the links below:
Optimising Lidar Campaigns
Uncertainty of Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation

 

ERA5 data now available in windPRO 3.1

August 2017
We know that many of our windPRO users have eagerly been awaiting the release of the ERA5 reanalysis data. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and ECMWF are releasing the ERA5 data in an incremental schedule – and now the first large batch of ERA5 data is available in windPRO 3.1. This batch covers seven years from the period 2010 until 2016. 2017 data will be available later this year.
Click here to read more.

 

Visualization of ‘Novi Buen’ (‘The Novi Arch’)

August 2017
This spectacular construction is currently undergoing approval procedures (August 2017), and EMD is contributing with noise and ice throw calculations as well as visualizations made in windPRO Photomontage. In the next windPRO 3.2 version, it will be possible to visualize any 3D object on photos with the same ease and accuracy as possible in decades for wind turbines. This will be very useful in many scenarios and the new features can also be used as a base for further processing in other tools.

For more information about windPRO Photomontage visit:
https://www.emd.dk/windpro/windpro-mo…

For more information about “Novi Buen” visit:
http://novi.dk/

 

CFSR/CFSv2 added as a new boundary dataset in EMD-WRF on-demand service

May 24, 2017
Users of EMD-WRF on-demand service can now perform mesoscale calculations using CFSR as the global boundary data. The main advantage is that CFSR/CFSv2 is available much faster than ERA-Interim and MERRA-2, typically with 1-7 days delay. Read more about EMD-WRF on-demand here and here.

 

windPRO 3.1 Service Pack 2 Released

March 23, 2017
Read more and download here.

 

Wind Energy In Indonesia – Data now available in windPRO!

December 2, 2016
EMD has developed a high-resolution mesoscale wind resource map of Indonesia as part of the Danish and Indonesian  cooperation programme on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The map demonstrates that although Indonesia is a low-wind regime, the new generation of wind turbines designed for low wind conditions will make it attractive to develop wind energy in parts of Indonesia. Time series data from the map is public available directly in windPRO as well as from a special Indonesian page on our windPROSPECTING.com portal [click here].

Read more about the data set in this newsletter from the Danish Energy Agency [click here] or access our data description [here].

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windPRO 3.1 Service Pack 1 Released

November 11, 2016
Read more and download here.

 

The Time has Come for Time-Varying Energy Calculations

November 11, 2016
For several decades wind farm energy calculations have been based on some sort of annually-averaged wind distribution. Typically the measured wind distribution will be fitted to a Weibull curve to reduce the computational requirements of handling large amounts of data. This means that the wind distribution represents an average year which will most likely not represent a particular year that one may be interested in. It also means that time-varying changes during the year and within each day in parameters such as air density, turbulence, shear and veer are not taken into account.

The introduction of time-varying energy calculations in the windPRO software is a huge step forward for more precise and detailed energy calculations during the project design phase as well as for post-construction performance follow-ups.

In an article in the November issue of the North American Windpower Magazine, authors Per Nielsen, EMD international A/S and Jay Haley, EAPC Wind Energy, are providing details about the benefits this new time-varying energy calculation concept offers to developers, investors and operators in terms of more efficient and reliable modeling, reduced uncertainty and detailed hourly predictions of the power production for new wind farm projects, but also for much more advanced and detailed performance check analyses for wind farms in operation.

If you would like to read this article, it can be viewed at this link.

 

windPRO 3.1 Released

August 19th, 2016
We are proud to announce that windPRO 3.1. has been released.
Click here to read more details about the new features.
Click here to download windPRO 3.1.

Two New Mesoscale Data Sets released

February 17, 2016
We are happy to announce the release of two new Mesoscale Data Sets:

The data sets cover more than 20 years. Data is updated monthly with app. 3 months delay defined by ERA Interims availability. Data access is directly via windPRO’s user-friendly, on-line data interface – approximately 400,000 time series are available for instant download, thus no delivery time. You can read more about the Mesosclae Data Sets in the above links.

 

EMD WAsP CFD Subscriptions in windPRO

August 12th, 2015
Flexible, fast and cost-effective access to run CFD calculations directly in windPRO The EMD WAsP CFD subscription is a unique service for companies wishing to have continuous and flexible access to run high- resolution CFD calculations without any investments in own software, computer resources or in-house expertise. The service is available at very attractive prices directly from windPRO. Calculations are executed on the EMD High Performance Computer (HPC) Cluster using the WAsP CFD model developed by DTU. The EMD WAsP CFD subscriptions are offered as annual subscriptions at fixed prices with a specified number of WAsP CFD calculation credits included in each quarter together with an additional number of WAsP CFD calculation units, which can be freely used at any given time throughout the whole subscription period. Further details and prices for the EMD WAsP CFD Subscriptions are available at this link: /windpro/wasp-products/wasp-cfd/subscription/