Nantes Wide Tank

The wide tank at Ecole Centrale de Nante was Edinburgh Designs' first wave machine capable of generating a continuous 1m sine wave. The 48 paddle machine is heavily used by the wave power community for wave power device survivability testing.  Installed in 2001, this tank is still in operation having never been drained.


  • 48 625mm wide x 2850mm hinge depth paddles in a 30x50x5m deep tank
  • 30m wide sloped beach