TNEI has expanded the technical capabilities of its Planning and Environmental division with the creation of a bespoke software program to conduct link end analysis for the design and construction of wind farms.
Technical consultants at TNEI have designed the modelling software that will allow TNEI to offer this analysis as part of its planning and environmental services. Previously, the work was contracted out to third party organisations and by bringing the expertise in house and developing a proprietary software tool, TNEI will be able to offer a seamless service for existing and new wind clients.
The analysis TNEI will now perform is to assess the level of potential interference from wind turbines on mobile phone link stations and their communication via micro and radio waves.
The software enables the 3D modelling of ground data including the physical position of the turbine and the base stations and an analysis of the flow of radio and micro waves to and from the station. This analysis will then influence the design and positioning of turbines to minimise potential interference and gain maximum efficacy of an individual site.
Nick Baker, Senior Technical Consultant responsible for the design of the new modelling software explained:
“TNEI is committed to improving its customer service by increasing our in-house expertise and skills. Developing this new modelling and analysis tool will allow us to further extend our Planning and Environmental offering and increase our Technical division.”
TNEI is hoping to extend this technical capability to cover Radar Assessment work and is currently developing software to analyse the impact of wind turbines on radars.