Official Opening UCC Beaufort Building
An Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Enda Kenny T.D. on July 11, 2015 has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features state-of-the-art wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind Scale creator, Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, the Beaufort building which is part of the UCC School of Engineering buildings infrastructure will house the headquarters of the multi-institutional home to the SFI MaREI Centre (Marine Renewable Energy Ireland) and the LIR National Ocean Test Facility.