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Sink or swim? How upfront research makes a big difference to the levelized cost of offshore wind projects

Posted: 17-Jan-2020

As the offshore wind revolution gears up for its next phase, the sector faces a raft of technical and environmental challenges associated with building in the sea. Michael Case, a renewables specialist at HR Wallingford, examines some key areas for consideration and explains how the right research upfront can reduce the levelized cost of energy.

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The future of Climate Change Risk Assessments

Posted: 20-Dec-2019

It’s now ten years since we prepared the first ever UK-wide Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) for the Government to meet the requirements of the Climate Change Act 2008. Since then we have taken part in two more CCRAs for the Government’s Climate Change Committee and have gone on to help organisations in the private and public sectors to understand and manage the risks of climate change.

But the future of the CCRA is changing fast, so we spoke to our resident experts Helen Udale-Clarke and Eleanor Hall to find out about what may be on the horizon.

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HR Wallingford acquires Cussons Technology’s Marine Hydrodynamics business

Posted: 03-Dec-2019

International engineering consultants HR Wallingford have acquired the Marine Hydrodynamics division of Manchester-based Cussons Technology, after they were placed in to administration on 17 October 2019. Continue reading ›

Innovative tsunami generator forces building guidance rethink

Posted: 03-Dec-2019

Understanding of the forces exerted by tsunami waves on sea walls and coastal buildings has leapt forward through research that we conducted with University College London (UCL) using a third generation tsunami simulator.   

HR Wallingford’s tsunami simulator - in a 70m long and 4m wide channel - is the largest device in Europe. Pictured with Ian Chandler and Esther Gomes from the Urban Waves project team. Continue reading ›

Planning in advance for floods and dam failures can save lives

Posted: 26-Nov-2019

Emergency planners can use our tool, the Life Safety Model, to develop emergency plans for floods to help save lives. Technical Director Darren Lumbroso explains the vital role that such tools can play in planning how to deal with the consequences in areas where a dam is at risk of collapsing or an extreme flood is likely to occur.


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