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Researching next-generation wind turbine foundations for DONG Energy

Posted: 29-Jun-2015



HR Wallingford is working with DONG Energy as part of a project to develop the next-generation of wind turbine foundations. Work underway in HR Wallingford’s Fast Flow Facility will help inform the design of a novel suction bucket foundation, and will ultimately lead to more cost effective seabed foundation solutions for the renewable energy industry.  Continue reading ›

Improving navigation on the River Ganges

Posted: 26-Jun-2015

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is investigating measures to augment the navigational capacity of the River Ganges, under the Jal Vikas Marg project. The River Ganges (or River Ganga) already carries some shipping, and is recognised as having the potential to be a major inland waterway of over 1,500 km in length. Continue reading ›

A tribute to Mary Kendrick MBE

Posted: 25-Jun-2015

During the week that National Women in Engineering Day is inspiring girls in the UK to get excited about engineering, it seems fitting to pay tribute to Mary Kendrick, MBE, a pioneering female engineer who sadly passed away at the beginning of June.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford appointed to support Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

Posted: 11-Jun-2015

The UK government has given the go-ahead to a £1 billion project to build the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given planning consent to Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) to build the lagoon which will use the ebb and flow of the tide to generate electricity. Specialist engineering consultancy, HR Wallingford, worked with TLP on preliminary studies for the scheme, and has now been appointed by TLP’s preferred bidder, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) to support them as the project moves ahead. Continue reading ›

Securing Tajikistan’s hydropower infrastructure for the long term

Posted: 05-May-2015

Sedimentation is reducing the capacity of the Nurek reservoir in Tajikistan, threatening the long term viability of a nationally important hydropower operation. HR Wallingford is leading a project to analyse, map and model the scale of the sedimentation, in order to help the national power company, Barqi Tojik, develop their long term management strategy for the reservoir. The work will help to maximise the life of the power station and secure its effective operation for the long term. Continue reading ›

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