Offshore Energy Transition Programme What we do

Strathclyde is dedicated to 'useful learning' and is committed to working with partners to tackle the major research challenges of the 21st century, while still developing the highly-skilled graduates needed by industry and the professions.

Our success to date is predicated on the conduct of excellent research, the provision of skilled graduates and a highly effective means of translating our research activities to meaningful outcomes that support innovation and deliver economic impact. The Strathclyde Offshore Energy Transition Programme builds on our experience and reputation in partnering with Industry Operators and utilises expertise already established in offshore engineering, data analytics, high value manufacturing, offshore wind, hydrogen, CCS, and with existing involvement in five UK Catapult Centres.

Offshore power systems

  • offshore electrification
  • integration
  • energy storage
  • cables
  • environmental
  • offshore modelling
  • systems design
  • power generation options
  • subsea power generation
  • private wire design
  • synergy with offshore wind

Condition monitoring, asset integrity, inspection, life extension

  • sensor development & application
  • wireless communications
  • signal processing
  • ultrasonic engineering, NDT & robotics
  • intelligent condition monitoring
  • asset life extension
  • inspection techniques
  • data integrity
  • prognostic health management

Structures, materials & advanced manufacturing

  • fixed & floating platforms
  • structural health monitoring
  • failure investigation
  • plant integrity & fatigue analysis
  • vortex induced vibration/motion
  • weld analysis & modelling
  • material development
  • high value manufacturing
  • port infrastructure manufacturing
  • skills academy
  • test & incubator site development & partnerships


  • big data
  • advanced analytics
  • link to condition monitoring
  • digital twins
  • asset management
  • cyber security & risk management
  • automated operations/robotics
  • AI
  • blockchain
  • data integrity
  • remote operations development

Offshore floating wind

  • offshore wind systems digitalisation
  • cables
  • power generation
  • floating foundations
  • moorings
  • high voltage cable design
  • wet design dynamic cable design
  • fuels from wind
  • safety
  • structural design
  • environmental aspects
  • system modelling
  • tank testing & simulation


  • electrolysers
  • hydrogen via electrolysis direct from sea water
  • fuels from wind
  • measurement
  • synergy with offshore wind
  • pipeline reuse
  • pipeline materials
  • link to Ammonia
  • safety case in marine applications
  • storage
  • transportation
  • synergy with offshore wind
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