SEFS Alumni News Spring 2019
Launch of Lir - National Ocean Test Facility
Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, Lir, was officially opened on 18 January at the Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, TD.
Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Beaufort building, Lir - National Ocean Test Facility, provides world-class laboratory testing for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy devices. The state-of-the-art facilities at Lir include four wave-tanks that can replicate real ocean conditions and enable testing of various marine innovations, technologies and structures at different scales. As well as the ocean test infrastructure, Lir also offers a highly experienced team of researchers and operators.