Construction has begun on the FloWave Test Tank on the site of the former Ogston Building in the south west corner of the King's Buildings campus.
The University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of marine energy research since 1974, developing many of the laboratory techniques and technologies currently used worldwide. This pedigree continues with the construction of the All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility on the King’s Building campus. The facility comprises of a unique 25m diameter circular basin in which current and wave climates from around the world can be accurately simulated at 1/20th scale. This scale represents a step up from existing UK facilities and fills a critical gap in marine testing capability. In addition to the current and wave basin the building will incorporate workshop and office space to meet the needs of the researchers and clients.
Operated by a subsidiary of the University, FloWave TT Ltd., this national resource will serve international markets for marine energy generating devices and other marine engineering industries.
This article was published on Apr 3, 2013