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Professor Stephen Salter and his team at The University of Edinburgh build the first multi-paddle absorbing wave tank for testing the ‘Duck’ renewable device prototype.

 

1976

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1984

 

University of Edinburgh create double ended narrow tank, 5 narrow tanks (1983,1985,1989,1994,1995)

First wavemaker created as Edinburgh Designs - 0.75 by 0.5m deep double ended narrow tank for Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada

 

1990

1993

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First commercial wide tank: 40 paddle 20m wide by 1.2m deep wide tank for University College Cork, Ireland

40 paddle wide tank with a two-axis carriage for the University of Ulsan, South Korea

 

1996

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1998

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First large flap machine developed: 24 paddle 10m wide by 30m long wide tank for DGA (French Ministry of Defence)

First wave paddle capable of producing sustained 1m waves created for Ecole Centrale de Nantes

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1999

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2000

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Multi-flap wavemaker for wave effect generation in DCA theme park

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Edinburgh Designs develops the control system for the first Pelamis prototype wave power generator

 

2002

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2003

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0.6 x 0,6 x 8m flow tank and 56 paddle 20m by 15m by 1.5m deep tank for Imperial College, London, UK.

24 piston paddles on movable modules for coastal tank for Queens University Belfast (Portaferry)

 

2008

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2009

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Designed buoyant movable floors and booms for leisure pools for East Midlands International swimming pool

Edinburgh Designs wins the contract to create a state of the art multi-facility marine testing centre at Plymouth University.

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2010

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2011

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First wave generators designed to operate within depressurised tank for Marin Depressurised wave basin

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The first 360 degree wave and current generator is designed for The University of Edinburgh.

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2012

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2013

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Edinburgh Designs commissions the world's largest wave basin for the US Navy: the 216 paddle MASK basin.

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The first circular wave and current test tank, designed and built by Edinburgh Designs, opens at the University of Edinburgh.

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2014

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2015

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Two american university tanks were built and commissioned at the University of Maine and the Stevens Institute

Edinburgh Designs are awarded contract to build the highly prestigeous new Deep Ocean Basin at the National University of Singapore

 

2016

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2017

 

Concrete work begins on NUS DOBs.
First wavemaker installed in China