Marine Propulsion Research Laboratory

  • What? A marine hydrodynamics laboratory with experimental facilities including the Emerson Cavitation Tunnel, several seawater flumes and a specialist research vessel, the Princess Royal;
  • Who? We are a multi-disciplinary team led by the Marine, Offshore and Subsea Technology (MOST) Group, School of Engineering;
  • Why? We aim to reduce energy use, environmental impact and lifecycle costs for the maritime sector
  • How? R&D of propellers, thrusters, turbines, foils, surfaces, coatings and other innovative marine devices;
  • Where? Our unique suite of facilities are based in the Port of Blyth, enabling us to move from sea to lab in minutes.