“A proposed wave power project off the Western Isles would generate electricity for almost three times the number of properties on the islands.
Edinburgh-based Aquamarine Power has secured permission to explore the potential of two sites off Lewis where it could install devices by 2018.”
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The Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde will bring together 850 academics, researchers and project managers from the University and its leading industrial partners to work side-by-side in a state of the art building in the heart of Glasgow.
Together, they aim to find solutions to challenges in sectors central to economic regeneration in Scotland and further afield, including power and energy, photonics and sensors, advanced engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing and bio-nano systems.
The Technology and Innovation Centre’s industrial partners include Scottish and Southern Energy, ScottishPower and the Weir Group. The project has also attracted financial backing from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.
New technology is being developed in Scotland as part of a multi-million pound international collaboration to enable safer and more efficient oil recovery from deeper water and harsher environments than ever before.
Global oil and gas solutions provider FMC Technologies is collaborating with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to deliver a pioneering five-year research and development partnership within the subsea oil and gas industry.
The collaboration will combine expertise in electronics, optoelectronics, electrical power and instrumentation at GCU with that of subsea engineering and optoelectronics within FMC to deliver research and development projects for safe and efficient oil recovery and to enhance reliability and integrity in the monitoring of subsea installations.
It will also produce innovative new products and technologies for subsea hydrocarbon production applications along with student placement and research studentship opportunities.