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Briggs welcomes Flowave’s Integration with University of Edinburgh.

News release from Miles Briggs MSP:

Briggs welcomes Flowave’s Integration with University of Edinburgh.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is welcoming the news that the University of Edinburgh is to take ownership of a world leading marine energy testing facility. The FloWave Ocean Research Facility was built by FloWave as a standalone facility at the University’s King’s Buildings in 2014. The University has announced the facility will now become a fully integrated part of its School of Engineering. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion about the news today.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ I welcome the fact that this pioneering marine energy testing facility is to become fully integrated within Edinburgh University.

“ The University has a global reputation for its work in ocean energy development and this move will allow it to continue and expand its excellent research in this area.

“ Scotland has huge potential for both marine energy creation around our coastline and for exporting our ocean energy expertise and I hope the University will be at the forefront of this.”

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Motion Number: S5M-04954
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 29/03/2017

Title: FloWave Integrates with the University of Edinburgh

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility is to become a fully integrated part of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering; notes that the marine energy testing unit was built by FloWave as a standalone facility at the university’s King’s Buildings in 2014 and has since become a world-leading centre of marine energy testing; is aware that the facility has been used by academic and commercial clients from home and abroad and can recreate and simulate any ocean current in the world; considers that Flowave’s integration within the university, which has ocean energy research experience dating back four decades, is an excellent fit and will further boost the university’s reputation for expertise and innovation in tidal technology, and wishes everyone involved in the project continued success in the future.

Miles Briggs