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

Contact

Bennetts Associates

mail@bennettsassociates.com

Client

University of Edinburgh

Completed

2013

Size

1700

Contract Value

£2.6 million

Categories

  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Sustainability