The National Decommissioning Centre

Opened in January 2019, the NDC is a partnership between the University of Aberdeen and the Net Zero Technology Centre, delivering research and development projects and evidence-based insights to target key decommissioning challenges. It is co-funded by the two organisations drawing on funding from the UK and Scottish Governments. The Centre addresses the proposal within the Aberdeen City Region Deal to leverage the combined capabilities of academia, industry, and other organisations to help create competitive advantage in decommissioning within the global energy sector. While this is still core, the Centre’s work now also supports the energy sector in the transition to net zero, in particular the re-purposing and reuse of assets and the decarbonising of operations and simulation of offshore wind energy systems.