This summer JBA Consulting was joined by Anthony Gray, a former Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) Research Engineer. As a sponsoring company of the IDCORE programme, JBA is no stranger to Anthony’s academic training and the calibre of the graduates that it produces. IDCORE is a joint programme run by the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde. IDCORE students participate in a strong inter-disciplinary training programme and then undertake research projects with leading companies, resulting in the joint award of a Doctorate in Engineering (EngD) by the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde. JBA research engineers JBA currently hosts two I
ForeCoast® Marine won the "Best use of Technology: Driving Efficiency" at last night’s NCE TechFest awards ceremony. JBA Consulting also won the "Designer of the Year" category and was shortlisted for four categories in total at the event, which showcased the best technology-led innovations that are driving civil engineering forward. Marc Pinnell, JBA Consulting Managing Director, commented, “These NCE TechFest awards are a fantastic achievement for all involved. Our success in the mentioned categories stems from our core business themes of innovation, technology and development. They also reinforce our fantastic position in the previous NCE 100 Companies ranking.” In June, JBA was ranked 6
JBA Consulting is very pleased to have recently been commissioned by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to develop a real-time flood forecasting system for coastal communities and key infrastructure in the Orkney islands. The system will be used to identify how the tides, local surge conditions and offshore waves may combine and result in flooding to 18 locations across the islands. The flood risk at the locations in question will be determined using: a sophisticated joint probability analysis of key drivers; analysis of local tidal harmonics; wave transformation modelling; and wave overtopping calculations. Prior to its release, the performance of the system will be assessed
The 2017 edition of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) is taking place at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland between the 27 August and 2 September. It’s the 12th instalment of the biennial conference series and the largest since its inception in 1993, with over 500 delegates attending from 25 different countries and 366 papers set for publication and presentation. These international, technical and scientific conferences focus on wave and tidal energy conversion. They are widely respected for their commitment to maintain high standards in the quality of academic and industrial contributions to their proceedings. The conference provides attendees with a perfect forum
Challenge The installation of offshore wind farms is complex, risky and expensive. The installation activities currently underway at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm (ROWF) off the Sussex Coastline, are no exception to this. Installation of ROWF’s foundations commenced early in 2016 and operations were organised into two campaigns to accommodate environmental sensitivities. During the first installation phase, ROWF experienced extremely poor weather. As a result of these unusual conditions, ROWF needed to act to help guide the project to complete on schedule. To do this, they needed reliable evidence that could be used to support their decision making and justify their decisions to investors.