Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Specific objectives of this project in the initial two-year commissioning period will include:

1. Construction of the facility
2. Installation of the equipment
3. Commissioning of the equipment
4. Initial user trials and validation of the technology
5. Further Academic and Industrial Partner Projects (ongoing beyond the life of this equipment grant) to include university partners Southampton, Manchester, Ulster, Strathclyde, Warwick and IFREMER.

Research Themes: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials and Structures

New understanding of unusually large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures.

So-called rogue waves – which are exceptionally powerful and dangerous – can be exacerbated when they are produced by two sets of waves crossing at a particular angle, a study has found.


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