NCKU (Taiwan) selects the AXYS WindSentinel

The system will be used to support Taiwan's development of 3 GW of offshore wind projects.

February 7, 2013

Sidney, BC Canada

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) are pleased to announce that they have been contracted by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan to supply the WindSentinel™ wind resource assessment buoy.

The purchase has been funded by a National Science Council grant under the Master Program of the National Science and Technology Program - Energy for Offshore Wind. The system will be used to support Taiwan's development of 3 GW of offshore wind projects.

At this first stage, the WindSentinel will be deployed in the Super Tank at NCKU's world renowned Tainan Hydraulics Lab (THL).

AXYS are represented in Taiwan by SINO Instrument Enterprise Co. who will be assisting in the deployment and servicing of the system.

"We are excited to be invited to work with NCKU and SINO at this early stage of offshore wind development in Taiwan," says Graham Howe, International Business Development – Renewable Energy at AXYS Technologies Inc.

The WindSentinel™ will be constructed at the AXYS facility in Sidney, BC Canada, with deployment scheduled for Summer 2013. At its core, the WindSentinel™ uses the Vindicator, a simultaneous pulsed, motion compensated LiDAR to capture wind data that will then be transmitted and analyzed by NCKU researchers.

About NCKU

Since its establishment in 1931, NCKU has developed into a comprehensive research-oriented university comprised of 9 colleges: Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Planning & Design, Management, Social Sciences, Medicine, and Bioscience & Biotechnology. NCKU currently offers 41 undergraduate programs, 74 master's degree programs, 53 doctoral programs and 17 master's degree programs for working professionals. There are more than one thousand faculty members and more than twenty thousand students at NCKU. For further information contact NCKU at

About SINO Instrument Enterprise Co.

Established in 1990, SINO is a professional manufacturer and agent for international marine equipment manufacturers. For further information contact SINO at

About AXYS Technologies Inc.

AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems. For further information contact AXYS at or visit

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