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Jan. 22, 2019

National Decommissioning Centre opens in Aberdeenshire

University of AberdeenA new global research centre that will combine academic research excellence with industry expertise to support decommissioning was opened on the 11th January 2019.

This new centre offers a research and development hub and a partnership between University of Aberdeen and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to support the energy industry.

The University of Aberdeen has provided decades of research across the entire oil and gas industry supply chain since the 1970s oil boom in the North Sea. It excels in research areas such as economics, engineering, energy business, law, environmental assessments and the development of decommissioning technologies and modelling.

The Oil and Gas Authority estimate the total cost of decommissioning to be £58 billion, the National Decommissioning Centre will help industry deliver a 35% reduction target set by the regulator in 2016.

The National Decommissioning Centre is home to the most powerful industrial laser in any UK institution, state-of-the-art digital visualisation, and fast simulation modelling of innovative scenarios, technology trials, rapid prototyping and new environmental chambers facilities for testing.

Find out more about the National Decommissioning Centre.

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Content added on 22nd January 2019. 

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