Since the 1970’s The University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of ocean energy research. FloWave clients can call on global expertise from the University’s Institute for Energy Systems whenever extra input is required.
By replicating real-sea conditions, FloWave is an amazing tool for commercial developers – helping to ensure that technologies and projects perform ‘right first time’ and are de-risked as much as possible before cutting steel or going offshore.
Conceived for cutting edge academic research into wave and tidal current interactions, FloWave is the world’s only ocean research facility able to simulate combinations of real-sea currents and waves at 1/20th scale or larger.
The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility is the world’s most sophisticated ocean simulator. The first of its kind in the world, the circular FloWave test tank combines complex wide-area multidirectional wave simulation with fast tidal flows.