Ifremer Wave Current Circulation tank software upgrade

Edinburgh Designs offer an upgrade service that brings older machines up to our current state of the art software.

We recently visited the Ifremer Wave Current Circulation tank to upgrade the software and inspect the wavemaker.

Our software is constantly evolving to include new features, general improvements and support new operating systems.

One particularly notable feature is the brand new Analysis package. This tool provides an intuitive graphical tools for analysing experiments.


Wavemaker under construction at the National Museum of Scotland’s new Energy Laboratory Exhibition

Edinburgh Designs have just started construction of a brand new wave exhibition for the National Museum of Scotland.


The tank will have two flap paddles at each end and has been designed to create mesmerizing wave effects.
It will feature the largest pieces of glass that Edinburgh Designs have ever used with dimensions of 4 x 1m.
The all new Energy Laboratory will be unveiled on the 8th of July 2016.

Edinburgh Designs Wave tanks used for US Wave Energy Prize Testing

The Wave Energy Prize is a public competition run by the United States Department of Energy. It aims to deliver game changing performance developments and entice new players to develop new Wave Energy Converters (WECs).

Entrants are competing for three cash prizes, with a maximum payout of $1.5M, following successful testing at the MASK basin.

Edinburgh Designs tanks are being used by entrants to the Wave Energy Prize to test their designs:

Stevens Institute, Hoboken, New Jersey

Wind/Wave Lab, University of Maine

MASK Basin, US Navy, Carderock


Many pictures of the competitors at Edinburgh Designs tanks are available here.

And videos of other Wave Energy Developers Testing In Edinburgh Designs Tanks

Irish Premier Opens UCC Beaufort Building

Edinburgh Designs equipment forms the centerpiece of the new state-of-the-art maritime facility at University College Cork’s Beaufort Building. Edinburgh Designs have supplied 16 x 2.5m flap wavemakers for a deep water flume, along with a hydraulic movable floor.  A coastal flume has been fitted with 8  x 0.7m flap wavemakers in a movable module which allows tank water depth to be varied.  The third basin, the Ocean Wave Basin, will have wave generation provided by by the relocated 40 x 0.7m flap wavemaker originally built by Edinburgh Designs for UCC in 1993.

The building situated in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork and was officially opened by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

The facility was featured in the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner.