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Marine energy test facility to become part of University of Edinburgh

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The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility is to become a fully integrated part of the University of Edinburgh.

FloWave is a 25-metre diameter tank that can recreate complex waves and fast currents for research, development and testing in marine energy.

It was built in 2014 as a standalone facility on the University’s King’s Buildings campus.

FloWave chief executive Stuart Brown said: “The University of Edinburgh has an extraordinary pedigree in ocean energy research stretching back more than four decades.

“By integrating FloWave into the School of Engineering, researchers and commercial clients will be able to draw on the expertise of the School’s Institute for Energy Systems and the Institute for Materials and Processes.”

The development is due to be completed by the summer, with all services to commercial and academic clients expected to continue as normal.

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