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Podcast alert: is tidal energy on a collision course with marine wildlife?

Posted: 06-May-2020


In a seven-minute interview, Dr Tom Benson talks about his research to discover whether fish behaviour affects how often they are likely to collide with tidal turbines.

He tells us about why his ground-breaking study on silver eels in Northern Ireland is important, and what it will mean for the future of tidal energy.

Listen to the podcast.

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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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Putting a revolutionary new offshore wind foundation to the test

Posted: 15-May-2019

Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist, HR Wallingford, is conducting extensive physical model testing for a potentially revolutionary new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed by Offshore Wind Logistics and Construction (OWLC).  Continue reading ›

New research produces toolkit to optimise the design of floating offshore renewable energy devices

Posted: 22-Oct-2018

 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to provide an accurate simulation of the response of complex offshore floating structures under realistic sea states, including extreme weather conditions. Continue reading ›

Managing cable congestion for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Posted: 02-Oct-2018

HR Wallingford carried out rock berm scour tests for Ørsted in its Fast Flow Facility, which is able to re-create realistic marine conditions in the laboratory. Continue reading ›

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