Renewable energy summer school is a success at Howbery Business Park

The next generation of renewable energy specialists have received world-leading training at a summer school hosted by HR Wallingford at Howbery Business Park.

Future engineers and scientists attended training to help them understand the complexities and challenges faced by marine renewable energy developers. The suite of courses covered topics such as scour and sediment transport, maritime engineering, wave and flow modelling and, and environmental management.

HR Wallingford’s Chief Executive. Dr. Bruce Tomlinson, commented: “The two-week summer school is delivered by our internationally renowned experts. Their experience in providing practical solutions for renewable energy developments provides attendees with an exceptional opportunity to improve their understanding of real-life issues, and the hands-on nature of the course helps prepare them for a career in the industry.”

HR Wallingford provides world-leading advice on engineering, environmental hydraulics, water and the environment and an extension to their state of the art physical modeling and ship simulation suite facilities opened at Howbery Business Park last year.

Ben Hudson, Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) Programme, University of Edinburgh, said: “The HR Wallingford offshore renewable energy summer school was a huge success. Introductions to the SWAN and TELEMAC-2D software were particularly enjoyable and beneficial as I will be using these two programmes throughout my three year IDCORE placement.  The trip to the ship simulator was excellent, as well as the hands-on practical on the second last day of the course which involved a brilliant cable-laying mission for a scaled offshore wind farm in one of the HR Wallingford test tanks.”