On 30 October 2014, two new facilities were officially opened by Lord Heseltine at the HR Wallingford’s headquarters: the Fast Flow Facility and the UK Ship Simulation Center.
Over 100 guests from industry and academia gathered to see the facilities first hand. The Fast Flow Facility is the most recent extension to HR Wallingford’s extensive physical modelling facilities.
The 75 m long, 8 m wide dual-channel flume can hold a million litres of water, generate 1 m high waves and produce fast tidal currents to simulate the way waves, tides, sediments and structures interact.
Take a look through the photo gallery to see these world class facilities in action: