Collaborative R&D partnerships

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Global oil and gas solutions provider FMC Technologies is working with the university to deliver a pioneering five-year research and development collaboration within the subsea oil and gas industry.

New technology is currently being developed at Glasgow Caledonian University as part of a multi-million pound international collaboration to enable safer and more efficient oil recovery from deeper water and harsher environments than ever before.

FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry.

The collaboration combines expertise in electronics, optoelectronics, electrical power and instrumentation at GCU with that of subsea engineering and optoelectronics within FMC to deliver a portfolio of research and development projects to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery and to enhance reliability and integrity in the monitoring of subsea installations. The work is conducted in the FMC Technologies Subsea Optoelectronics laboratory on campus. More about FMC Technologies R&D.

 

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The Doble Innovation Centre for On-line Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was opened after the signing of a new partnership agreement with the multinational engineering firm in 2013.

Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide, Doble is a leader in diagnostic test instruments and knowledge services for the electric power industry. It develops and supplies diagnostic test instruments to assess the condition of electrical apparatus, including parts of the UK’s National Grid infrastructure.

The three-year framework agreement will span multiple research and development activities. These include work to improve the measurement and assessment of the condition of high voltage systems, the identification of new opportunities to enhance the reliability and integrity of power stations and the development of new products and technologies.

The agreement will also open the door to new student placements and research studentships and increase the potential for new investment in Scotland’s engineering sector through the development of Doble’s presence in the country for the first time. More about the Doble Innovation Centre for On-line Systems.