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Offshore decommissioning

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 at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is host to an extensive range of facilities, equipment and expertise which can be accessed by companies and organisations for in-house projects. Find out how to access the facilities, equipment and expertise at the University, or to discuss a particular project in greater depth.

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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

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