Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore Renewable Energy Research Theme

Based within the leading UK offshore energy research Universities and Institutes, the IDCORE programme trains world-class industrially focussed research engineers who will, with the help of sponsoring companies, accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies in order to meet the UK's ambitious offshore renewable energy targets.

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The aim of the RealTide project is to identify main failure causes of tidal turbines at sea and to provide a step change in the design of key components, namely the blades and power take-off systems, adapting them more accurately to the complex environmental tidal conditions. Advanced monitoring systems will be integrated with these identified sub-systems and together with maintenance strategies will be implemented at outset from the design stage to achieve an increased reliability and improved performance over the full tidal turbine life.

Research Themes: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
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FASTBLADE is commencing construction - see our facility site here.

The Structural Composites Research Facility (SCRF) is funded by a strategic equipment grant (EP/P029922/1). The grant started on the 1st of June 2017 and is due to complete on the 30sh of November 2020. The SCRF is to be setup as a Small Research Facility (SRF) and has been given the name FASTBLADE.

FASTBLADE will offer a suite of experimental and testing services to meet every client’s needs. The team can offer bespoke solutions to match every user’s needs and are supported by the world renown expertise and knowledge within the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh.

Research Themes: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials and Structures
  • Institute for Materials and Processes Themes
Shuji Otomo

Full Job Title: 

Postgraduate

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

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Shuji (大友衆示) attained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 from Hokkaido University in Japan. His research project was to investigate the effect of turbulence on Savonius

Henry Jeffrey in his new position as chair of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems (OES), within the International Energy Agency (IEA), chaired its 32nd meeting in Monaco.

Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Group photograph, assembled on stairs

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