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Engineering challenges of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project - Thursday 18th January 2018


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Come to this talk to hear about the engineering challenges when building the world's first tidal lagoon power plant.

Date and Time

18 January 2018 - 19:00-21:00


Cheltenham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Gloucestershire local network.

About this event

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 madeup 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.


Refreshments: 19:00
Talk Commences: 19:30

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

Our speaker, Alec Dixon, is a graduate Professional Civil Engineer and also 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. As the Project Manager for the Marine and Civil Works (which includes the sea walls, turbine & sluice structures and ancillary civils) for the Swansea Bay project, Alec will be responsible for developing the detailed engineering, construction programme and methodologies associated with the works.

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Registration is requested for this event


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