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The University of Edinburgh can offer a new approach to decommissioning through our expertise across a multidisciplinary research base. Our researchers have world-leading experience in sectors such as transport infrastructure and nuclear and renewable energy, providing a foundation for designing and developing fresh ideas for decommissioning challenges.

Benefits of working with the University of Edinburgh:

  • Ranked first in the UK for engineering research
  • Account management approach to facilitate access to academic expertise
  • Collaborative research and innovations
  • Consultancy services
  • Comprehensive test facilities combined with leading academic support

Key areas of expertise

Staff Bootcamp

  • Infrastructure and major project management
  • Geomechanics, well abandonment, well plugging
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Behavioural safety
  • Strategic risk management

  • Monitoring of structures

  • Asset management

  • Fire hazards and the impact of fire on structures

  • Engineering resilience

  • Lifecycle assessments

  • Carbon footprints

  • Independent reviews

Facilities available at the University of Edinburgh for offshore decommissioning

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

  • Marine renewable energy technology testing
  • 360° symmetry of wave and current conditions
  • 1/20th scale model testing conditions
  • Curved wave tank


  • Fire Laboratory
  • Electrical Generator Laboratory
  • EPCC supercomputing centre

Contact us to find out how we can help

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