“The Centre will create a unique facility that will significantly enhance research capacity, not just at Newcastle University but in the UK as a whole – providing a focus for the development of both new technology and academic-industry relationships that underpin future growth.
This new national centre will act as a place for industry and academia to interact, providing crucial infrastructure for emerging research opportunities. It will also provide a unique training ground for highly skilled graduates, addressing key skill shortages currently faced by UK industry.”
The National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering
The £7m National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together industry and academia to create a world-class engineering research facility.
It will develop highly skilled graduates through project work and address the UK-wide skills shortage in the key disciplines underpinning offshore and subsea technology.
The centre will provide crucial infrastructure for emerging research opportunities in high pressure materials, extreme environment electronics, underwater communications and pipeline engineering. It incorporates a manufacturing cluster of established companies such as GE Oil and Gas and Bridon International.