FloWave Test Facility, University of Edinburgh

Bennetts Associates

The All-waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility is a unique marine device test facility for testing wave and tidal renewable technologies. At the heart of the building is a tank 30 metres in diameter and 5 metres deep which contains a ring of current generators and wave makers. A rising floor gives access to the water and an overhead crane allows movement of models and instrumentation trusses. Support accommodation includes a model workshop, office and meeting space. Predicted carbon emissions are significantly lower than 2010 building regulations.

Location

University of Edinburgh
Kings Buildings
EDINBURGH EH9 3JL
United Kingdom

Contact

Bennetts Associates

mail@bennettsassociates.com

Client

University of Edinburgh

Completed

2014

Size

1,700 sqm

Contract Value

£2.6 million

Categories

  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Sustainability