Swansea Bay Power Scheme

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Talk or debate
18 January 2018 19:30 - 21:00
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The 320MW Swansea Bay tidal lagoon will be the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant, built to capture the potential energy of the hyper-tidal range in the Severn estuary. The project is made up of three main components; the marine structures (or sea wall) which impounds the water, the turbine and sluice structures which houses the turbines and sluice gates and the 20 MW bidirectional, triple regulated, bulb turbines. The talk will cover why Swansea Bay was chosen as the site, the layout and functioning of the lagoon, how it will be constructed and how the turbines will be installed and commissioned.

For more details of the project see here: http://www.tidallagoonpower.com/projects/swansea-bay/

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Speaker(s)

Alec Dixon, Project Manager. Graduate Professional Civil Engineer. Holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. With over 18 years in marine design and construction, Alec has acquired a combination of academic, practical and commercial experience in marine construction and engineering.

Address

University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
The Park
Cheltenham
GL50 2RH
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Peter Rayner
01452 652381United Kingdom
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