Links and connections within the engineering industry Links and connections within the engineering industry

3 sun group logo3sun

3sun are a group of companies that support the offshore industry internationally with training and inspection services.  As a key member of EEEGR’s Skills for Energy Board they have supported UEA for many years. They offer placements to both undergraduate and postgraduates students and have employed some of our graduates.

Aquaterra Energy logoAquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Energy works with the oil and gas industry to provide innovation and solutions.  They are particularly interested in offering a riser analysis service to the industry.  Breakfast meetings for students and support with MSc dissertations are just some of the ways that they help us.  


Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing more than 55,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.  They are developing a strategic partnership with UEA aimed at using our students to help deliver their Destination Green environmental strategy.

Claxton logoClaxton Engineering

Claxton Engineering deal in innovative riser pipe solutions for the oil and gas sector. They offer fascinating site visits to explore the huge pipeline assets in their yard in support of our oil and gas engineering module.  

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Gardline is a group of over thirty companies supporting offshore oil and gas industries in the southern north sea in various supply chains.  They recently joined all the above companies in supporting the undergraduate SELECT sponsorship scheme.

Hethel InnovationHethel Innovation

Hethel Innovation now supports more than 40 SMEs in their incubator facility 20mins drive from UEA.  This provides many links into the automotive, materials, composites and other sectors that have a significant presence in our region.




James Fisher and Sons plc logoJames Fisher Group

James Fisher Group are a large marine support organisation. They have sponsored the prize for best second year student and employed postgraduates in developing their Offshore Wind Management System for assisting wind farm installers and operators to manage their assets efficiently.

Mott MacDonald logoMott MacDonald

We are fortunate that global consulting engineers Mott MacDonald have an office in Norwich that allows our students access to their wide range of expertise including structural and water engineering as well as energy and environment.


ODE (Offshore Design Engineering) is an international engineering contractor to the oil, gas and renewable energy markets. They have an operations arm at Great Yarmouth that assists a range of companies in maintaining offshore assets.  They support our SELECT scheme for undergraduates and have employed some of our postgraduates.

Perenco logoPerenco UK

Perenco UK operates gas platforms and recently bought BP's southern North Sea assets.  They have made a generous donation to support us in buying laboratory equipment.

Scottish Power Renewables logoScottish Power Renewables

Scottish Power Renewables are planning their installation of Europe’s largest wind farm, East Anglia ONE.  It will utilise 102 turbines, each with a capacity of 7 megawatts (MW).  As part of their support for the local region they have sponsored 4 scholarships for our MSc students.

Seajacks LogoSeajacks

Seajacks operate a number of jack-up barges that support the installation of the many wind turbines in various farms in the southern north sea.  HR Manager Ian Robertson has supported a number of events and recently employed one of our MSc graduates.

Shell UKShell UK

Shell UK process and deliver approximately 20% to 25% of UK’s gas supply at Bacton on the NE Norfolk coast.  Each year they take one or two of our MSc students to work on process improvements at the plant.  The also regularly accommodate site visits to see thermodynamics in action.