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Making big waves in China to test ship design

Posted: 11-Sep-2017

 (From left) Prof Lu Jiaming, Vice-President of the Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI) and Dr Bruce Tomlinson, Chief Executive of HR Wallingford, shake hands at the contract signing ceremony for the Wave Generation System. Continue reading ›

Enabling a rapid response to flood defence breach

Posted: 28-Apr-2014

ARC-Boat survey data used to map scour hole in embankment breachStorms around the UK in December 2013 caused significant damage to a number of coastal structures. Among these were flood defence embankments in Teesside and Lincolnshire. ARC-Boats, innovative remote control survey boats produced by HR Wallingford in partnership with the Environment Agency, were deployed at both locations to assess the extent of the damage to these structures. They were used to rapidly provide data that could inform their plans for remedial action. Continue reading ›

ARC-Boat delivers benefits for the Environment Agency

Posted: 22-Apr-2014

The ARC-Boat, developed by HR Wallingford, is a remote controlled boat used to deploy river, estuary and reservoir survey technology. Two-years after its introduction, we look at how it has been delivering value for the UK Environment Agency.
The ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbankThe ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbank. Continue reading ›

New facilities at HR Wallingford

Posted: 19-Jul-2013

A £3 million project is underway to extend HR Wallingford’s Froude Modelling Hall at the company’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. This enhancement will deliver a purpose-built ship simulation centre, a large wave-current-sediment flume and dedicated manufacturing space for specialist hydraulic laboratory equipment. Continue reading ›

Remote control boat speeds reservoir surveys

Posted: 13-Dec-2012

Press release - ARC-Boat for reservoirsAs the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford, in collaboration with the Environment Agency, has developed the ARC-Boat, a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately.  Continue reading ›

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