Tidal Modeling Project of £450,000 is set to start until the end of 2012 and will be lead by consulting, construction and engineering company Black & Veatch support by hydrodynamic modeling experts University of Edinburgh and the HR Wallingford. The progress will be carried out in Surrey, Redhill, Wallingford, Edinburgh and Oxfordshire.
The tidal source project aims to expand models of the entire UK continental shelf that will be used to examine how energy removal at one site may influence the energy obtainable elsewhere. A broad range of possible outlook tidal range and tidal stream sites, with reverse technology potential will be available in the models.
The project will discover how the interactions among different sites around the UK unite to form an overall achieve, and what limitations these interactions could set on the design, location and development of future services. The models will be prepared available through a service supplied by HR Wallingford to the wider marine business to help notify future strategies and plans for tidal power.
CEO of the ETI, Dr David Clarke, states: "This project will extensively increase the perceptive of the effects of different interrelating tidal energy proposals in UK waters gives the marine industry the knowledge and evidence it needs to make approaching investment decisions."