Dr Ing. Robert N Farrugia

Dr Ing. Robert N Farrugia

Dr Ing. Robert N Farrugia

 B.Mech.Eng.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Phil.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Melit.)

Lecturer

Room 217
Faculty of Engineering
Msida
OR Marsaxlokk Office, Triq il-Barrakki
Marsaxlokk
  +356 2340 2577, +356 2340 7835
__Biography
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Wind Resources
  • Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Solar Water Heating

AQUILINA, J.P., FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2019. On the Energy Requirements of UAVs Used for Blade Inspection in Offshore Wind Farms, Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES) 2019, 10 - 12 July 2019 2019.

BUHAGIAR, D., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2019. Marine Testing of a small-scale Prototype of the FLASC Offshore Energy Storage System  , Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES) 2019, 10 - 12 July 2019 2019.

BUHAGIAR, D., SANT, T., FARRUGIA, R.N. and FARRUGIA, D., 2019. Increasing the Value of Offshore Wind by Integrating On-Board Energy Storage. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1222, pp. 012038.

CUTAJAR, C., SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2019. Modelling of a Hybrid Floating Wind, Energy Storage and Desalination Unit, Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES) 2019, 10 - 12 July 2019 2019.

FARRUGIA, D., SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2019. Analysis of the wind and wave-induced dynamic response of a floating offshore wind turbine integrating a compressed air energy storage system. Wind Engineering, .

SANT, T., FARRUGIA, R.N. and BUHAGIAR, D., 2019. On the Use of Wire-wound Pressure Vessels for a Hydro-pneumatic Energy Storage Concept Integrated in Floating Wind Turbines, Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES) 2019, 10 - 12 July 2019 2019.

SANT, T., FARRUGIA, R., MUSCAT, M., CARUANA, C., AXISA, R., BORG, A., M CASSAR, ,CECILLE, CASSAR, J., CORDINA, C., FARRUGIA, A. and SCHEMBRI, S., 2019. Development and performance testing of a small, multi-bladed wind turbine. Wind Engineering, .

MICALLEF, D., BOUNAUDET, D., FARRUGIA, R.N., P BORG, ,SIMON, BUHAGIAR, V., SANT, T. and BORG, S.P., 2018. Characterisation of Wind-Driven Ventilation in Complex Terrain Conditions. International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 12(3),.

MIFSUD, M., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R., 2018. A Comparison of Measure-Correlate-Predict Methodologies using LiDAR as a Candidate Site Measurement Device for the Mediterranean Island of Malta. Renewable Energy, 127.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D., FARRUGIA, R.N., FARRUGIA, D. and STRATI, F.M., 2018. Cost Evaluation of Two Concepts for the Integration of Hydro-pneumatic Energy Storage in Floating Wind Turbines. IOP Publishing, Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1037, 042019(Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1037 (2018) 042019),.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R., 2018. Evaluating a new concept to integrate compressed air energy storage in spar-type floating offshore wind turbine structures. Ocean Engineering, 166, pp. 232-241.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D., FARRUGIA, R., FARRUGIA, D. and STRATI, F., 2018. Cost Evaluation of Two Concepts for the Integration of Hydro-pneumatic Energy Storage in Floating Wind Turbines. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1037, pp. 042019.

AXISA, R., MUSCAT, M., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2017. Structural assessment of a lattice tower for a small, multi-bladed wind turbine. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, , pp. 1-16.

CORDINA, C., FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2017. Wind Profiling using LiDAR at a Coastal Location on the Mediterranean Island of Malta, Offshore Wind and other Marine Renewable Energies in Mediterranean and European Seas (OWEMES) 2017, 11 - 12 October 2017 2017.

FARRUGIA, R.N., SANT, T. and CARUANA, C., 2017. Chapter 23 - Integrating Deep Offshore Wind with Pumped Hydro Storage in a Central Mediterranean Archipelago’s Electricity Generation System. In: A. SAYIGH, ed, Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, .

REFALO, P., FARRUGIA, R.N., MULE’ STAGNO, L., YOUSIF, C., SANT, T., JAKKEL, N., ZAMMIT, A. and PORTELLI, J., 2017. Chapter 62 - Gauging the Effectiveness of a Resource Management Awareness Campaign on a Central Mediterranean Island. In: A. SAYIGH, ed, Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, .

REFALO, P., FARRUGIA, R.N., MULE’ STAGNO, L., YOUSIF, C., SANT, T., JAKKEL, N., ZAMMIT, A. and PORTELLI, J., 2017. Chapter 63 - The ‘Reduce and Save’ Campaign: An Island-wide Resource Management Awareness Initiative. In: A. SAYIGH, ed, Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, .

SANT, D., SANT, T., FARRUGIA, R.N. and BUHAGIAR, D., 2017. Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Offshore Floating Wind, Solar and Thermocline Energy System, Offshore Energy and Storage (OSES 2017), 12 - 14 July 2017 2017.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2017. Evaluating a New Concept for Integrating Compressed Air Energy Storage in Spar-type Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Energy and Storage 2017, 12 - 14 July 2017 2017.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2017. Modelling the Dynamic Response and Loads of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Structures with Integrated Compressed Air Energy Storage, ASME 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2017, 25 - 30 June 2017 2017.

VELLA, P.P., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2017. A Review of Offshore-based Compressed Air Energy Storage Options for Renewable Energy Technologies, Offshore Wind and other Marine Renewable Energies in Mediterranean and European Seas (OWEMES) 2017, 11-12 October 2017 2017.

BUHAGIAR, D., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2016. Analysis of a novel offshore platform with integrated energy storage operating in Central Mediterranean Waters, The ISE Annual Conference, Valletta, Malta, 4 October 2016 2016.

ELLUL, C., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2016. Investigating the reliability of wind anemometers on floating tension-leg platforms. Wind Engineering, 40(5), pp. 431-437.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2016. A wind resource assessment at Ahrax Point: A node for central Mediterranean offshore wind resource evaluation. Wind Engineering, 40(5), pp. 438-446.

MIFSUD, M.D., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2016. Combining Wind Speed and Energy Demand Forecasting Techniques in the Determination of Energy Storage Capacity Requirements on Offshore Wind Farms, Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium (OSES 2016), Valletta, Malta, July 2016. 2016.

MUSCAT, M., SANT, T., CARUANA, C., AXISA, R. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2016. Design and construction of a small Multi-Bladed Wind Turbine, Europe & the Mediterranean - Towards a Sustainable Built Environment, International Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBC16), 16 - 18 March 2016 2016.

BUHAGIAR, D., SANT, T., MICALLEF, C. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2015. Improving the Energy Yield from an Open Loop Hydraulic Offshore Turbine through Deep Sea Water Extraction and Alternative Control Schemes. Energy, 84, pp. 344-356.

SANT, T., FARRUGIA, R.N. and ARROYO LÓPEZ-CARRO, D., 2015. Coupling Floating Wind Turbines with Large- Scale Air-Conditioning Systems Through Deep Sea Water Pumping: Case Studies of System Performance in European Deep Waters, Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind - Selected Topics from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2014 (2015) 2015, Springer International Publishing, pp. 925-940.

AQUILINA, M., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2014. Cost Modelling of Floating Wind Farms with Upscaled Rotors in Maltese Waters, Proceedings of: Sustainable Energy 2014: The ISE Annual Conference, 20 March 2014 2014.

CARUANA, C., BORG, M., DARMANIN, N., FARRUGIA, P., MELI, J., SCICLUNA, A. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2014. A study on the power extraction by two small–scale wind turbines operating in the built environment, International Conference on Green Energy, ICGE 2014, Sfax, Tunisia 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

CUSCHIERI, K., SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R., 2014. The Influence of Support Structure Dynamics on Floating Wind Turbine Performance, 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2014, 24 - 26 November 2014 2014.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2014. Wind Speed Measurements in the Vicinity of a Tubular Mast: Influence of Data Selection Methods on Wind Speed Average Determination. Wind Engineering, 38(2), pp. 147-166.

FARRUGIA, R.N., SANT, T. and CARUANA, C., 2014. Integrating deep offshore wind with pumped hydro storage in a central Mediterranean archipelago’s electricity generation system, World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) XIII, London, United Kingdom, 3 - 8 August 2014 2014.

SANT, T., BUHAGIAR, D. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2014. Offshore Floating Wind Turbine-driven Deep Sea Water Pumping for Combined Electrical Power and District Cooling. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 524(1), pp. 012074.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2013. Mediterranean Inshore Wind Resources: Combining MCPs and CFD for Marine Resources Quantification. Wind Engineering, 37(3), pp. 243-256.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2013. Modelling wind speeds for cup anemometers mounted on opposite sides of a lattice tower: A case study. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, (115), pp. 173-183; 173.

MAYOR-SALGADO, L., FARRUGIA, R.N., GALDIES, C. and SANT, T., 2013. Verifying Meteorological Station Wind Speed Data for Long-term Resource Studies: The MIA Luqa Wind Databases at Malta. Wind Engineering, 37(6), pp. 605-616.

SANT, T. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2013. Performance Modelling of an Offshore Floating Wind Turbine-Driven Deep Sea Water Extraction System for Combined Power and Thermal Energy Production: A Case Study in a Central Mediterranean Context, ASME 2013, 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2013), Vol. 8: Ocean Renewable Energy, 9 - 14 June 2013 2013.

FARRUGIA, R.N., SANT, T., MIFSUD, P. and SANT, G., 2012. The Application of MCP Techniques and CFD Modelling for Wind Resource Assessment in a Mediterranean Island Context, HEFAT2012 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 16 - 18 July 2012 2012.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2011. Wied Rini II - A Five Year Wind Survey at Malta. Wind Engineering, 35(4), pp. 419-432.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2011. Country Report: Europe - Malta. In: A. KANE, S. GSANGER and F. REHMET, eds, Wind Energy International 2011/2012. Bonn, Germany: World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), pp. 238-240.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2011. Using the Levenberg-Marquardt Method to Model Anemometer Data with Lattice Tower Interference, 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering (ICWE), Amsterdam, The Netherlands., 10 - 15 July 2011 2011.

FARRUGIA, R.N., SANT, T., MIFSUD, P., CASSOLA, A., SANT, G. and SPITERI, M., 2011. High Level Wind Conditions at Prospective Wind Farm Sites on the Central Mediterranean Island of Malta, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 2011 Conference & Exhibition, 14 - 17 March 2011 2011, EWEA.

FARRUGIA, R.N., SANT, T., MIFSUD, P. and SANT, G., 2011. Characterising Wind Farm Yield Fluctuations in the Central Mediterranean Sea – A Case Study in the Maltese Islands, European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition (EWEA) Offshore 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 November -1 December 2011 2011.

CABORNERO-GAGO, R., FARRUGIA, R.N., GIORDMAINA, L. and GALDIES, C., 2010. Analysis of Low Level Wind Behaviour in Central and South East Malta. Wind Engineering, 34(2), pp. 181-192.

FARRUGIA, R.N., DEIDUN, A., DEBONO, G., MALLIA, E.A. and SANT, T., 2010. The Potential and Constraints of Wind Farm Development at Nearshore Sites in the Maltese Islands. Wind Engineering, 34(1), pp. 51-63.

FARRUGIA, R.N., FSADNI, M., MULE STAGNO, L., WEISSENBACHER, M. and YOUSIF, C., 2010. The EcoGozo Concept: From a Sustainable Energy Perspective. Malta: Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2010. Evaluation of the Wind Resources in a Central Mediterranean Island Using a Combination of Measurements and Modelling Techniques, TORQUE 2010: The science of making torque from wind, 28 - 30 June 2010 2010.

MARTÍN RAMOS, O., FARRUGIA, R.N. and YOUSIF, C., 2010. Pumped Solar Heating System with Vertical Flat-plate Collector, World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25 - 30 September 2010 2010, WREC/WREN.

MORENTIN GUTIÉRREZ, S., YOUSIF, C. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2010. Testing of an Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater in Malta, World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25 - 30 September 2010 2010, WREC/WREN.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SANT, T., 2009. Country Report: Malta. Wind Energy International 2009/2010. Bonn, Germany.: World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), .

FARRUGIA, R.N. and FERNÁNDEZ NAVEIRA, C., 2008. Wind Monitoring on the Island of Gozo. Xjenza, 13, pp. Art. No. 120302.

FARRUGIA, R.N., YOUSIF, C. and VILLAMERIEL TEJEDOR, M., 2008. Energy Study in a Maltese Household, WORLD RENEWABLE ENERGY NETWORK (WREN), ed. In: World Renewable Energy Congress X, Glasgow, Scotland, 19-25 July 2008, pp. 757-762., 19-25 July 2008 2008, World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), pp. 757-762.

FARRUGIA, R.N., YOUSIF, C. and VILLAMERIEL TEJEDOR, M., 2008. Impact of Domestic Solar Water Heating on an Energy Audit of a Residence in Malta, 1st International Congress on Heating, Cooling and Buildings, EUROSUN2008, 7-10 October 2008 2008, pp. Ref. No. 244.

MARTÍN-SÁNCHEZ, R. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2008. Analyses of Wind Speeds at Rabat, Malta, Energy Efficiency & Renewables: Policies, Applications and Research, 29 January 2008 2008, Institute for Energy Technology, University of Malta.

EDITED BY FARRUGIA, ROBERT N., 2006. Country Report: Malta. In: F. REHMET, S. GSÄNGER and J. HOSSAIN, eds, Wind Energy International 2005/2006. Germany: World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), .

BORG, S., YOUSIF, C. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2005. Investigation of Domestic Solar Water Heating Installations in Malta, INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MALTA, ed. In: Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond, 19 September 2005 2005, pp. 30-38.

FARRUGIA, R.N., FSADNI, M., YOUSIF, C. and MALLIA, E.A., 2005. The Renewable Energy Potential of the Maltese Islands. Xjenza, , pp. 32.

FARRUGIA, R.N., 2005. Assessing the Prospects for Wind Power Generation in Malta, Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond, 19 September 2005 2005, Institute for Energy Technology, University of Malta, Marsaxlokk, Malta., pp. 47-52.

ALTAII, K. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2003. Wind Characteristics on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Renewable Energy, 28(11), pp. 1701-1710; 1701.

FARRUGIA, R.N., 2003. The Wind Shear Exponent in a Mediterranean Island Climate. Renewable Energy, 28(4), pp. 647-653.

FARRUGIA, R.N., FSADNI, M. and YOUSIF, C.E., 2003. Energy Technology Options for a Better Environment, ‘Engineering the Environment: The XII Chamber of Engineers Annual General Conference'. St. Julians’, Malta., 21 May 2003 2003, Chamber of Engineers, Gzira, Malta.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and ISKANDER YOUSIF, C.E., 2003. A Hybrid Wind/Solar Photovoltaic System for Malta: A Case Study for Supplying Power to a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant, RES for Islands Tourism and Water, 26 - 28 May 2003 2003.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and MILES, J.J., 2003. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to University-level Renewable Energy Education, ISES, ed. In: ISES Solar World Congress 2003, 14 - 19 June 2003 2003, International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

FARRUGIA, R.N., SCERRI, E. and ISKANDER YOUSIF, C.E., 2003. Malta Chapter. In: D. REICHE, ed, Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union II: Case Studies of all Accession States. Germany: Peter Lang GmbH, Germany., pp. 127-133.

MILES, J.J., HECK, M.G. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 2003. Wind Power in Virginia - An Innovative Strategy to Barrier Mitigation, Windpower 2003 Conference and Exhibition (AWEA), 18 - 21 May 2003 2003, AWEA.

FARRUGIA, R.N., MILES, J.J., MAST, B., VANLUVANEE, D., UTT, T. and PERRY, D., 2002. ‘Sikka l-Bajda’: A Case Study for Offshore Wind Power, Enemalta 25th Anniversary Conference on Energy and the Environment, 18 - 19 October 2002 2002.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SCERRI, E., 2000. Offshore Wind Potential of a Central Mediterranean Archipelago, Offshore Wind Energy in Mediterranean and Other European Seas Seminar (OWEMES) 2000, 13 - 15 April 2000 2000, pp. 481-488.

ISKANDER YOUSIF, C., FARRUGIA, R.N. and FSADNI, M., 2000. Sowing the Seed for an Energy Conscious Society in Malta, Energy Globe 2000: The Award for Sustainable Energy, 9 - 12 March 2000 2000, Energy Globe 2000.

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SCERRI, E., 1999. A Wind Resource Assessment for the Maltese Islands, 1999 European Union Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, 1 - 5 March 1999 1999, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

FARRUGIA, R.N. and SCERRI, E., 1997. Analysis of Wind Characteristics in the Maltese Archipelago. Renewable Energy, 12(4), pp. 339-350.

SCERRI, E. and FARRUGIA, R.N., 1996. Wind Data Evaluation in the Maltese Islands. Renewable Energy, 7(1), pp. 109-114.

  • GSC5102 - Managing Marine Space and its Potential as an Economic Resource - Project Study
  • GSC5103 - Multilateral Diplomacy and International Rule-making and Regional Sea Governance Policy Simulation Exercise
  • ISE2105 - Energy Resources and Systems
  • ISE5101 - Introduction to Sustainable Energy
  • ISE5103 - Renewable Energy Resources
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