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Offshore renewables: riding the waves

Category: Hope for humanity


A hinged platform floating in a large tank of water

Offshore wind turbines are subjected to great strain by weather extremes and the force of waves. However, our research has determined that flexible floating platforms can absorb some of the impact, making renewables at sea more resilient. Through design of large floating structures, we aim to revolutionise offshore energy production, reducing the cost of new installations, and therefore enabling the delivery of cheaper energy.

Entrant: Abel Arredondo Galeana , Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Copyright: Abel Arredondo Galeana

Funding: Supergen ORE hub 2018, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), grant no: EP/S000747/1

Collaborators: Professor Feargal Brennan, Dr Saishuai Dai


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